6563 - scale 1 : 35

RSO/03 with PAK 40

RSO/03 with PAK 40

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In order to cope with the poor road conditions on the Eastern front, the Germans built tracked tractors to tow all types of vehicles and also serve to carry various loads from ammunition and food supplies. The official description of this vehicle was “Raupenschlepper-Ost” (tracked tractor-East).The RSO  was built by the Austrian manufacturer Steyr-works. It had a commercial-type pressed steel cab and a wooden cargo body. The next versions, as the RSO/03 built by Klockner-Humbolt-Deutz AG, had a simpler, soft-top, slab-sided metal cab. It proved ideal for the mud and slush conditions of the Russian front. Thanks to its “off road” capabilities it was used as artillery and anti-tank gun as the largely used 75 mm. Pak 40 towing tractor.

Type: Military vehicles
Period: Second World War
Country: Germany
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 10,5cm - 12,7 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 60 mm

 

Decals for 2 versions

Germany WWII

Suggested colors

F Flat Rubber
4861AP
F.S. 26081

F Panzer Dunkelgelb 1943
4796AP
F.S. 33440

F Panzer Olivgr├╝n 1943
4798AP
F.S. 34128

F Pz. Schokobraun RAL 8017
4797AP
F.S. 30045

MF Steel
4679AP
F.S. 37178