Bronco 1/35 15cm Panzerwerfer 42 (Zehnling) auf schwere Wehrmacht Schlepper


The German Panzerwerfer is the one of two different types of half-tracked multiple rocket launchers employed by Nazi Germany during the Second World War. The two self-propelled artillery vehicles are the 15 cm Panzerwerfer 42 auf Selbstfahrlafette Sd.Kfz.4/1 (based on the Opel Maultier, or “mule”, half-track) and 15 cm Panzerwerfer 42 auf Schwerer Wehrmachtsschlepper (or Panzerwerfer auf SWS),which this kit is based on.

The Schwerer Wehrmachtschlepper (Heavy Military Tractor), or SWS for short, was a German World War II half-track flat-bed cargo vehicle used in various roles between 1943 and 1945. The unarmored models were used as supply vehicles and as tractors to haul things. The semi-armored version could mount a medium anti-aircraft gun while the fully armored model carried a 10 barrel rocket launcher (Nebelwerfer). Less than a thousand were built before the end of the war, but production continued after the war of an improved model in the Tatra plant inCzechoslovakia.

In addition to the basic cargo role, the vehicle was also adapted as a mount for the medium 3.7 cm FlaK 43 anti-aircraftgun, which was placed at the front of the cargo area on a mounting with a large gun shield. The sides of the cargo compartment folded down to give the crew more room to maneuver. Ammunition was carried at the rear of the cargo area. The only other known modification was thePanzerwerfer, a 10-barreled 15 cm (5.9 in) Nebelwerfer 42 rocket launcher placed over an armored ammunition storage compartment built over the cargo area that was intended to replace the 15 cm Panzerwerfer auf Sf (Sd.Kfz. 4/1), commonly called the Maultier.

The lack of reviews on this particular kit, and that fact I just ordered it online, all I know is that this kit is  produced in cooperation with Great Wall Hobby. Features: Driver’s compartment interior details; 15cm Panzerwerfer 42 can be moved up and down and turned; Stowage compartment doors can be opened or closed; Detailed engine and engine compartment; Detailed chassis frame with gear box, fuel tank, and winch; Individual track links; Photo-etched parts for fine details; and decals included. I will know more when this kit arrives to my home.[youtube=