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L1500A Kfz. 70
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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: June 28, 2006
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Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 11:09 PM UTC
If you want something different in your WWII softskin collection check out this VERY thorough in-box review of the MiniArtís new 1/35 scale Mercedes-Benz L1500A Kfz. 70 German Personnel Car, by C. Sosebee [kit 35147].

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England - North East, United Kingdom
Joined: June 22, 2010
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 - 11:03 PM UTC
like the look of this as something different. I need something to tow my Pak 38, I know the chassis could be sued but would that have a different body or could this incarnation be used (I guess in a general retreat, if it was available it was used)?
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Texas, United States
Joined: March 21, 2011
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 11:24 AM UTC
Hi Rob,
According to my research for this vehicle and review, the L1500A was issued as a prime mover for light guns, such as the 2cm FlaK 30/38, 3.7cm FlaK 38/43 and possibly even the 3.7cm PaK 35/36. Generally though it was used as a personnel carrier and a heavy staff/command car. I haven't seen any photos of L1500A's, by any of the three manufacturers (Steyr, Horch or Mercedes-Benz), towing a 5cm PaK 38. I believe the 5cm PaK's generally used half-tracked prime movers such as the Sd.Kfz. 10, or even the RSO. But I suppose, in a pinch, the L1500A could have been used. MiniArt has also releasded the cargo version of the L1500A and you might consider this one as well. It's on my wish list.
See here: http://www.miniart-models.com/index.htm?/Catalogue.htm

I hope this answers you questions.
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Kentucky, United States
Joined: April 13, 2011
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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 - 06:29 AM UTC
WOW and already they have brought out a 2x4 AND 4x4 truck version of this vehicle WITH a Fire Truck and Trailer on the way.

We are really going to get tired of building this same chassis before this run is over!