Opel Blitzbus Ludewig Aero 1/72 Roden

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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. One of them was a bus with a new body of streamlined and rounded form. The style of the radiator grille was unusual - the Ludewig studio designers deviated from the traditional Opel shape, as generally seen on trucks and other buses, and created a new, rounded form for the front of the body. The engine cowling was rather elegantly combined with the rounded-off wings over the forward wheels. In the rear part of the body there was an aerodynamic crest reminiscent of the fin of a huge fish.

Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer’s recommended colors. Roden recommends Vallejo paints for this kit, and you can find the full line by clicking here.

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Product Details:

Scale: 1/72

Skill Level: 3

- High quality plastic pieces

- Includes illustrated instructions

- Includes decals for two versions:

  1. Opel Blitzbus Ludewig "Aero", unknown Gebirsjager unit, Deutschland, 1940.
  2. Opel Blitzbus Ludewig "Aero" from the unknown unit, Eastern Front, 1942.


Paint Guide:

Matte Leather

Matte Black

Matte White


Matte Rust

Chrome Silver


Matte Ochre

Matte Light Olive

Dark Blue Grey

Sand Brown

Matte Natural Wood