Italeri Volkswagen Kübelwagen in 1/72 Scale

The Volkswagen Type 82 Kübelwagen (bucket car) was the German equivalent of the American Jeep, and was developed by Porsche from the famous VW Bug.  Over 50,000 examples were produced during the war.

There are several VW Kübelwagen produced in 1/72 scale.  The venerable Hasegawa kit is too small and the Academy kit is noticeably too short in the nose.  This is the Italeri offering, which is the better of the three.  I have not built the S-Model version so I can’t offer an opinion on that one.  Another very useful model for providing a relatable point of reference of size for other less common subjects.

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