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Ammunition Carrier
Mun Schl 38(t)

 

UM, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: UM 342 - Ammunition Carrier Mun Schl 38(t)
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: 131 light grey injection moulded parts on four sprues, 9 PE parts on one fret, decals for four vehicles, three in panzer grey and one in dark yellow, 4 page A4 booklet with history, parts plan, build instructions and paint/decal diagrams.
Price: USD$8.96 online from Squadron
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Interesting subject, highly detailed, link and length tracks and good decals.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Glenn Porter


UM's 1/72 scale Ammunition Carrier Mun Schl 38(t) is available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook

 

The 1/72 scale Ammunition Carrier Mun Schl 38(t) is UM's second German vehicle release and the second based on the 38 [t] which, perhaps, confirms what I suspected after their first release - that UM was going to produce a complete series of 38 [t]s.

This makes me very happy as, in my humble opinion, UM is the best 1/72 scale armour manufacturer from Eastern Eaurope. Until recently, they have only produced Russian vehicles but with the release of the 38 [t, it now looks like they are beginning to diversify, which can't be a bad thing.

The Ammunition Carrier Mun Schl 38 [t]s were converted from battle damaged Pz Kpfw 38 [t]s and because of their good protection, manouverability and terrain crossing performance, were used throughout the war. The turret was removed and the fighting compartment was converted to a cargo hold with room left only for a driver and machine gunner. While mentioning the gunner, I can't find any evidence of a machine gun in the kit, just a plug to fill the whole in the front plate. I'm also trying to work out how the crew got in and out as there doesn't appear to be a hatch anywhere. Perhaps they just folded back the canvas cover.

Several of the sprues from this kit are identical to those in the original. In fact, the lower hull is exactly the same with just a canvas cover where the turret used to be. Consequently, comments I made for the original  38(t) release are also valid for this one.

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Decals, as usual from UM, are very nicely done with markings for four vehicles but no mention of what units or where and when.

PE fret is identical to the original with 8 guard supports and that beaut perforated equipment box. Should look very realistic and to scale.

 

 

This is another very welcome offering from UM and I just can't wait to see what 38 [t] related vehicle they bring out next.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.


Review and Images Copyright 2005 by Glen Porter
Page Created 16 March, 2005
Last updated 16 March, 2005

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