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Atlas Editions 1:43 Military Vehicles 7490-001
Opel Sd.Kfz.3 Maultier Diecast Model
German Army, w/2cm Flakvierling 38

1:43 Scale   Length   Width
Opel Sd.Kfz.3 Maultier   5.5"   2"

The Sd.Kfz. 3 Maultier (Mule) was the name given to series of half-track trucks used by Germans during World War II. Most Maultier conversions were based on Opel trucks, which proved successful in service. While lacking the overall mobility of purpose-built half tracks they were cheaper and sufficiently effective.

Opel Sd.Kfz.3 Maultier

Designed as a half-track conversion of the popular Opel Blitz truck, the Maultier (Mule) entered production in 1942. The advancing German army quickly realized that 4-wheel drive vehicles were no match for the wet and muddy conditions encountered on the Eastern Front in wintertime. Consequently, Opel Blitz trucks were hastily converted to half-track configuration using left over Panzer I track assemblies. In some cases, the conversion was even carried out in the field. The resulting vehicle was neither fast nor maneuverable but it served its purpose and kept supply chains moving in less than ideal conditions.

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Atlas Editions 1:43 Military Vehicles

The Atlas Editions "1:43 Military Vehicles" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military vehicles in 1:43 scale.

Atlas Editions "Military Vehicles" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • 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.

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