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RSO/03 with PAK 40 by ITALERI

In order to cope with the poor road conditions on the Eastern front, the Germans built tracked tractors to tow all types of vehicles and also serve to carry various loads from ammunition and food supplies. The official description of this vehicle was “Raupenschlepper-Ost” (tracked tractor-East). The RSO was built by the Austrian manufacturer Steyr-works. It had a commercial-type pressed steel cab and a wooden cargo body. The next versions, as the RSO/03 built by Klockner-Humbolt-Deutz AG, had a simpler, soft-top, slab-sided metal cab. It proved ideal for the mud and slush conditions of the Russian front. Thanks to its “off-road” capabilities it was used as artillery and anti-tank gun as the largely used 75 mm. Pak 40 towing tractor. Crates, Beer, Equipment, Cognac all by “MINI-ART”

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14 responses to RSO/03 with PAK 40 by ITALERI

  1. Great combination of elements, the model is extremely realistic in my view. Thumbs up!

  2. I agree with Pedro, Jon.
    This is a great build!

  3. Great build, Jon.
    Very nice details.

  4. Very interesting, definitely like the cargo.

  5. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Welcome to this forum Jon, hope you have good times here.
    Nice rare subject. Good weathering … looking forward to your work.

  6. Remarkable work on this one, Jon. I like the small attention to detail. That is what makes a model stand out. Well done!!

  7. Really nice weathering. Fine attention to detail on the stowage. It has an authentic jumble to it – particularly in the way some bottles are lying across others in their crates. Very visually interesting and carefully painted.

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