nº48 – Altaya IXO Lwds (Landwasserschlepper) I

Altaya IXO Lwds I Pi.Ldgs.Ausb.Btl.Esbjerg Dennmark . 1944.

Technical Details
2 crew.
Capacity for 20 men.

Is the first time i see this vehicle, so this issue is a nice surprise, and a good addition to any collection.
It was un-armed and un-armoured, so was not capable to operate in combat conditions.

Model’s detail is quite good, no major odds are present, such ugly painted details. These vehicles were majorly used in north Africa and Russia. A new version (Lwds II) in 1944, based on Panzer IV chassis, totally different to this design, but the few Lwds I built, were used until the end of the war.
Were mostly used by engineers units, crossing rivers in non combat operations.

Model is on HO scale manufactured by Trident Miniatures, in a very good quality, ad also on 1/144 by CGD. In 1/735 several manufacturers have this version and also the Lwds II, but i think the only model at true 1/72 scale on the market.

2 thoughts on “nº48 – Altaya IXO Lwds (Landwasserschlepper) I”

  1. Issue 48- LWS I Pi.Ldgs.Ausb.Btl.Esbjerg. Denmark – 1944

    Where CAN i buy this kit – I have been searching all over the Internet and have just not been able to find this kit fore sale anywhere.
    PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HELP ME.
    [ klimeid@telkomsa.net ]
    HERMAN MOORE
    IPMS CAPE TOWN
    SOUTH AFRICA
    HELP

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