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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series HG3912
Opel Kfz.305 Blitz Cargo Truck Diecast Model
German Army 8th Gebirgsjager Div, Bologna, Italy, Spring 1945

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Opel Kfz.305 Blitz Cargo Truck   3.25"   1.25"

Originally what was the 157th Reserve Infantry Division became the 157th Gebirgsjager Division (Mountain Infantry Division) in January, 1944. The Division did most of its fighting in the Western Alps before being renamed the 8th Gebirgsjager Division in February 1945. The 8th, along with its support sections were immediately sent to Northern Italy's Bologna and Po Valley regions in an effort to stop the advancing Allied Forces. In April 1945, only two months after being formed the 8th Gebirgsjager Division surrendered to American Forces.

Opel Kfz.305 Blitz Cargo Truck

Designed as a series of light and middle-weight trucks for various civilian and military purposes, the Opel Blitz was produced between 1930 and 1975 but is best known for its role in WWII. This 3-ton workhorse served in all German theatres; it carried troops and supplies and was also used as a service vehicle for the Messerschmitt Me 323. This truck's history is somewhat controversial because of the role GM played in its development—at the time, Opel was a subsidiary of the American manufacturer. The Opel Blitz appeared in the film "Raiders of the Lost Ark," and remains one of the symbols of Nazi Germany during the war.

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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale Opel Kfz.305 Blitz Truck is constructed in diecast metal, with plastic components used to achieve finer details. Some of this model's most remarkable features include delicate side mirrors with simulated mirror glass, transparent windows with wiper blades, headlights and guides mounted to each fender and a separately mounted hand-painted shovel. The chassis is constructed in diecast metal with rear transaxle and leaf-spring suspension visible on the underside. The wheels have rubber tires and spin freely on connecting metal axles. Releases in this series include a tanker fuel truck configuration and an all-purpose troop carrier with simulated wood sides, bench seats and removable canopy.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Ground Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military vehicles.

Hobby Master "1:72 Ground Power Series" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks on detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Clear acrylic display case to protect model.

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