MB 170 VK KubelwagenJuly 8 2012 at 4:07 PM
|Leonard Paul (Login spannermann)|
from IP address 184.108.40.206
Response to Mercedes 170VK Radio Car
Nice looking kit, but a few points to modify in both the narrative and the CAD drawings,
The narrative says the body construction has "improved protection against enemy schrapnel and small arms fire", this is not a feasible statement, all the 170 VK bodies were wooden framed with either sheet aluminium covering or a Vulcanboard covering (A compressed 5-6mm thick man-made fibre and glue compressed board). And constructed as such would have no resistace to bullets or schrapnel whatsoever.
The Kubel chassis is not reinforced when compared to the car, but is different, but only at the rear, where the chassis members raise upwards to support the rear deck of the Kubel body, where on the car they are much lower and support the floor of the rear luggage space.
Ref Kfz numbering, A Kfz 2 is a signals repair vehicle, neither a radio or telephone carrier, just general purpose repairs, whereas a Kfz 2/1 is a Fernsprechwagen (telephones) and a Kfz 2/2 is the Funkwagen (radios). All these vehicles have 3 seat bodies and not 4 as mentioned.
ref the CAD drawings, the radio antenna mount is not known to be fitted as per the top left drawing shows, its either fitted to the top of the radio box itself (as normal), or fitted to the radio antenna mount fixed at the rear, drivers side, of the body.
ref the same view drawing and others in the group, the "poles" shown on the passenger side of the body are not for a radio vehicle, they are for the Kfz 2/1 Fernsprechwagen and are for carrying the two piece 4 metre wire positioning pole, used by all telephone operatives and their vehicles.
Trust this is of interest,
cheers leonard paul
- Mercedes 170VK Radio Car - Michael Shackleton on Jul 8, 4:21 PM
- 170VK - Leonard Paul on Jul 9, 2:53 AM
- Corrected - Michael Shackleton on Jul 9, 9:37 AM
- 170VK - Leonard Paul on Jul 11, 3:38 PM
- Thanks - Michael Shackleton on Jul 12, 8:38 AM