Italeri® "Kettenkrad" Tracked Motorcycle Plastic Model Kit, 1/9 Scale

Item #: 89223
List Price $121.99
Our Price $109.95
List Price $121.99
Our Price $109.95

Italeri® "Kettenkrad" Tracked Motorcycle Plastic Model Kit, 1/9 Scale

Initially developed as a light transport vehicle for airborne troops, the Sd.Kfz 2 "Kettenkrad" was a small vehicle with the front similar to a motorcycle, characterized by the handlebar and the central wheel, and for the rear part designed to adopt a 6-wheel tracked structure. The Kettenkrad could carry 2 men, in addition to the handler, or carry materials and ammunition. Thanks to its Opel 4-cylinder in-line engine of 1488 cm³ with overhead valve distribution and water cooling , the same as in the Opel Olympia car , could reach a maximum speed of 70 Km/h. By means of his rear hook he was able to tow up to 450 kg of material but also small anti-tank guns. The Kettenkrad proved to be optimal for transporting loads and men on difficult terrain such as the sandy beaches of North Africa or muddy parts of the Russian steppe. Later, from 1944 onwards, Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighters and Arado A-234 jet bombers were also used for flight handling on the runways.

Kit includes working tracks and suspension, open engine bonnets with highly detailed engine, decal sheet for three (3) different versions and full color instructions.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, including Styrene which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to: www.p65warnings.ca.gov

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