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1/72 ACE – 72263 – ADGZ M 35 Mittleren Panzerwagen with T-26 turret (S-Model – 720033 – T26 model 1933) Field Modification

History

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An ADGZ covers SS troops duringan attack on the Polish Post Office inDanzig, 1 September 1939

The Austrian army was using the ADGZ armored car at the time of Anschluss. 12 were used by the army and 15 were used by the police. The Germans used them for police work and some were taken on by the SS and used on the Eastern front and in the Balkans.

The SS ordered an additional 25 ADGZ which were delivered in 1942. An interesting feature of this vehicle was that there was no “rear:” either end was capable of driving the unit.

As part of the initial operations of the Invasion of Poland, the SS Heimwehr Danzig used three ADGZ armored cars during the attack on the Polish Post Office in Danzig, and lost one during the battle.

After the invasion of the USSR a few ADGZ armored cars were rearmed with turrets from the Soviet T-26 model 1933 light tank.

About kit:

Kit quality is lika all ACE

Like all kits of “ACE” this set is rather complicated to assemble. Most of the details in the burrs. Release from burrs captivity account for almost all the details. Unlike the hull of  “ACE” kit, turret (s-model) of the T-26 is made very high quality. With assembly of  the turret had no problems. Barrels of machineguns that were in the kit had to throw in the trash. They have been replaced by metal from “Mini World”. Camouflage I used a standard early brown and gray.

The model was painted with artistic acrylic paint , MIG pigments and artistic oil.

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ACE kit, can be found through our utility here, S-Model T-26 can be found here.