RPM, 1/72 scale
S u m m a r y
||60 parts in grey injection
moulded styrene; decals for three marking options, 1 x
double-sided instruction sheet.|
USD$10.96 from Squadron.com|
relatively rare to find a French armour kit; optional parts;
great surface detail|
||Some thick sprue connectors;
one part (armoured vision hatch in driver's left rear door)
omitted by RPM.|
RPM's 1/72 scale Panhard 178 is available online
I don't know of any other models of the Panhard 178 armoured car
in any scale, so RPM's kit should be warmly welcomed by modellers of
French vehicles and armoured cars in general.
RPM's plastic parts are cleanly moulded and reasonably well
detailed with all doors and hatches - including vision hatches -
moulded as separate pieces. Unfortunately, the gun breech is the
only interior detail supplied.
Optional parts include a coaxial machine gun, turret hatch and
There are a few left-over mystery parts included that are not
mentioned in the instructions. I guess that they are for other marks
but it would be nice to be told in the instructions that the parts
are not for use. Also, a vision hatch for the rear door should be
included, but has been omitted by RPM.
I have misplaced the decals, so I cannot comment on them other to
say that the kit definitely does come with markings for three French
In summary, this is a very nice kit that a wide range of
modellers can appreciate.
Squadron for the review sample.
Review and Images Copyright © 2004 by Glen Porter
Created 26 July, 2004
27 July, 2004
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