Autoblindi made up the Recce Troop of armoured regiments e tank brigades, they also operated in dedicated reggimenti autoblindi, many of which were converted from famous horse reggimenti di cavalleria. This Humber Mk.II has been painted in a Mickey Mouse camouflage pattern britannico. The black Mickey Mouse ears were sprayed onto the khaki green basecoat using a cardboard template con different patterns of holes. There are photos of a captured autoblindo Humber serving con a German reconnaissance detachment in Italia. The vehicle had not been repainted yet, but it displayed prominent German vehicle markings on the torretta sides.
- Autoblindo Humber Mk.II
- Diorama Base (North Africa)
- Tipo: Autoblindo, 4×4
- Wheelbase: 2.60 m
- Lunghezza: 4.57 m
- Larghezza: 2.19 m
- Altezza: 2.39 m
- Peso: 7 t
- Armamento: 15 mm HMG, .303 MG
- 3 Crew: Driver, Commander & Gunner
Scale model con much raised detail e some external stowage.
Good choice of subject, the autoblindo Humber is an attractive model.
Superb commander figure included. For additional variety, the figure may be swapped con un capocarro britannico di Hasegawa o un carrista del carro armato leggero Stuart di Matchbox.
Few parts, easy to assemble.
High quality kit. Parts fit well e there is minimal flash.
Approximately 5% smaller than the 1:72 scale figure standard. The vehicle will mix well con 1:72 scale troops, but it is noticeably smaller than the Humber Mk.II produced by Hasegawa.
- Forze armate inglese e del Commonwealth britannico
- 8th (King’s Royal Irish) Ussari, 7a Divisione Corazzata
- 11th (Prince Albert’s Own) Ussari, 7a Divisione Corazzata
- 12th Real Lancieri (Prince of Wales’), 1st Armoured Division
- Mk.I, Mk.III e Mk.IV similar to above.
Autoblindi like the Humber Mk.II were fast e maneuverable, but they lacked the armament to fight carri armati nemici con much chance of success. Unless they were backed up by carri armati, autoblindi Humber were no match for Panzerspähwagen 234 nemici, which they were likely to encounter in the course of their reconnaissance work. The Matchbox model of the Humber is easy to build ed it will be an important part of any armour collection. The vehicle may be used in simulations of the European e North African campaigns. Matchbox deserves praise for including well designed crew soldatini e diorama bases in many of their vehicle kits, the commander of the Humber Mk.II is simply superb.
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