6552 - scale 1 : 35

STAGHOUND MK. I late version

STAGHOUND MK. I late version

PHOTO ETCHED FRET - METAL GUN BARREL

 
The Staghound armoured car was conceived in the US at the start of WW2, based on a British specification which required a wheeled reconnaissance vehicle with a high level of protection, therefore armour plated, well-armed, and highly mobile. The Chevrolet design proposed a large armoured car which, following an extended programme of assessment and testing, went into production in late 1942, too late to be sent to British forces engaged in North Africa.  Allied forces were to receive the Staghound in the Spring of 1943 and  they were used in the Italian campaign by British and Polish armies  In spite of the impressive performance of this vehicle it was not adopted by the US army and so the 3,000 units produced were used solely by British and Commonwealth forces. Post war the Staghound was widely issued to the new European armies where some examples were in use into the 1970s.

Last Pieces Available

Type: Military vehicles
Period: Second World War
Country: Great Britain
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 15,9 cm
Box Dim.: 373 x 241 x 60 mm

 

Decals for 5 versions

Australia WWII Belgium italia_flag Poland WWII United Kingdom

Suggested colors

F Flat Rubber
4861AP
F.S. 26081

MF Gun Metal
4681AP
F.S. 37200

F Medium Green II
4734AP
F.S. 34082

F Wood
4673AP
F.S. 17043