Many thousands of civil Opel "Blitz" S produced before the war were drafted into army units. These civil trucks were brought up to army standard Kfz.305 - the official military designation for the Opel "Blitz". In all about 140 different army modifications were installed on the Opel "Blitz" chassis during the war years - they became radio cars, repair stations, fuel trucks, and even some exotic types like mobile laundries or printing-houses. Many other vehicles like staff buses or fire trucks were also based on the Blitz chassis. From 1937 up to 1944 nearly 140,000 vehicles were built, among them 82,356 standard army Blitz S trucks, 14,122 with a long wheelbase and also 8,363 with a low-level base. Its tire tracks could be seen in the great city squares of Europe; in the fields of France and also in the endless sands of the African desert; and it even overcame the infamous Russian mud.
Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer’s recommended colors. Roden recommends Humbrol paints for this kit, and you can find the full line by clicking here.
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Skill Level: 3
- Highly detailed plastic parts
- Illustrated instructions
- Includes decals for five versions:
1. Opel Blitz (4 x 2) Type 3, 6-36 S DAK, Libya, May 1942
2. Opel Blitz (4 x 2) Type 3, 6-36 S truck of SS Panzer Grenadiere Division “LAH”, Kharkov, March 1943
3. Opel Blitz (4 x 2) Type 3, 6-36 S truck of 503rd schwere Heeres Panzer Abteilung, Normandy, July 1944
4. Opel Blitz (4 x 2) Type 3, 6-36 S truck of 18th Engineer Battalion, 18th Infantry Division, Lithuania, June 1941
5. Opel Blitz (4 x 2) Type 3, 6-36 S truck of 501st schwere Heeres Panzer Abteilung, Eastern Front, March 1944
6. Opel Blitz (4 x 2) Type 3, 6-36 S of Panzer Division “Grodeutschland”, Ukraine, spring 1944
*Cement is recommended for polystyrene plastic*
Matte Tank Grey
Matte Light Olive
Matte Natural Wood
German Red Brown