Italeri Staghound Mk.I Armoured Car Late Version Model Kit

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Italeri Staghound Mk.I Armoured Car Late Version Model Kit (6552)
£28.50
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Starter Paint Pack (4 x 17ml Bottles) (VP6552)
£9.80
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Italeri Staghound Mk.I Armoured Car Late Version 35th Scale Kit

  • 1:35 Scale Model Kit
  • Completed model: 159mm long
  • Decals for 5 versions
  • PHOTO ETCHED FRET - METAL GUN BARREL
  • Paint & Glue Not Included
  • Requires Assembly

The Staghound armoured car was conceived in the US at the start of WW2, based on a British specification which required a wheeled reconnaissance vehicle with a high level of protection, therefore armour plated, well-armed, and highly mobile. The Chevrolet design proposed a large armoured car which, following an extended programme of assessment and testing, went into production in late 1942, too late to be sent to British forces engaged in North Africa. Allied forces were to receive the Staghound in the Spring of 1943 and they were used in the Italian campaign by British and Polish armies In spite of the impressive performance of this vehicle it was not adopted by the US army and so the 3,000 units produced were used solely by British and Commonwealth forces. Post war the Staghound was widely issued to the new European armies where some examples were in use into the 1970s.

Starter Paint Pack Includes:

4 x 17ml Vallejo model paints. Vallejo paints are supplied in plastic bottles of 17ml with an eyedropper device which keeps paint from drying and prevents spills. The model color range has been specifically developed for adherence on difficult surfaces such as metal and plastic, but the product is not toxic, not flammable, and does not give off noxious fumes. The paint packs offered are only our suggestion and may not match directly with the instructions found within the kit.