1:72 Scale Metal Diecast – Landwasserschlepper I Germam Amphibious Vehicle- Length: 5", Width: 2”
This model's body is made of a combination of metal and plastic details. The tracks are made of rubber and are fitted, however they do not move. The coloring and markings are accurate and realistic.
The maker of the model did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp. These models have different details engraved such as doors, hatches, panels, lights, ports, antennas, machine guns, ropes, shovels, etc; all of these done with high accuracy and proportion. When they are painted in different color, say for example, shovels and ropes, they are indeed painted accurately.
These models are attached to a plastic base by two screws. The base has the information of the model printed in white text. The base measures 6.25 inches by 2.5 inches wide. The surface of the base is made to look like rough terrain.
The packaging is very minimum, a plain white cardboard sleeve encloses the plastic base and model.
These models are really not toys. They will not survive being played with on a regular basis.
Ordered by the Heereswaffenamt in 1935 for use by German Army engineers, the Landwasserschlepper (or LWS) was intended as a lightweight river tug with some capacity to operate on land.
Intended to aid river crossing and bridging operations, it was designed by Rheinmetall-Borsig of Düsseldorf. The hull was similar to that of a motor launch, resembling a tracked boat with twin rear-mounted tunnelled propellers and twin rudders. On land, it rode on steel-shod tracks with four bogies per side.