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Lastkraftwagen 3.5t AHN
brian638
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Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 03:18 AM UTC
Brian O''Donoghue takes a look at a recent release from ICM Holdings, this time it is the 3.5t AHN as used by the Germans during World War 2.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Szmann
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Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 03:39 AM UTC
A must have for soft skin modeller like me... Thanks, Brian. Straight to the point review.
brian638
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Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 06:11 PM UTC
Thank you Gabriel for the compliment. It appears to be a very nice kit, the only shame is that the engine is hidden under the cab/engine cover. I am sure that this could be modified if you can find the right references.

I think that ICM are producing a number of very finely detailed models. I am looking forward to the coming months to see what else will arrive.
Frenchy
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Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 06:49 PM UTC

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I am sure that this could be modified if you can find the right references.



I guess you may find some useful reference stuff here :

http://www.pietvanhees.nl/ahn/

See the "manual" section...

H.P.
Hohenstaufen
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Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 05:13 PM UTC
Mmmm - I want! There is photographic evidence that SS Frundesberg had loads of these, so I'll bet Hohenstaufen did too, as did any late war unit raised and trained in France. They feature strongly in "Ruckmarsch then and now" from the "After the Battle" people.
brian638
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Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 06:24 PM UTC
Thank you Frenchy! You seem to find all the best information I will edit the review to include the link. There are a lot of very useful photographs and it is a gold mine for those who may like to work on a conversion or ten.
PantherF
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Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 07:11 PM UTC
Another soft skinned truck to add to the want list. I like the looks of this but did I read this correct that WE must build the rest of the canopy supports? That they only supply the 'curved' parts? Why?

Should sell well hopefully the price is nice for us.





Jeff
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Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 07:36 PM UTC
Hi Jeff, no sorry the only thing not supplied is the canvas, the frame is complete.
Frenchy
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Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 06:49 PM UTC
You're welcome Brian. Here's a French blog that includes even more reference stuff (plans and TM drawings..) for the AHN 3.5-ton truck and also the AHR 5-ton and AHS 2-ton trucks:

http://jacques02130.skyrock.com/1.html

H.P.