By 1943 the first production Panzerwerfers were sent to fighting units on the Eastern Front. The main drawback of the machine was the relatively small amount of ammunition available per vehicle - each Panzerwerfer 42 could transport only ten 34-kilogram rounds during combat operations in the launcher installation itself, above the armored body, and another ten within the hull. It was decided to create an ammunition transporter on the exact same chassis and with the same design as the Panzerwerfer 42. The mobile launcher installation was removed for this purpose, and additional compartments for 10 rockets were installed inside the truck and a further container on the upper armor plate for another 10 rounds, so the transporter could carry thirty rockets. During 1944-45, in addition to 300 Panzerwerfer 42 rocket firing systems, they managed to build at least 287 Munitionskraftwagen ammunition transporters, which were in use until the last days of the war on both the Eastern and Western Fronts.
Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer’s recommended colors. Roden recommends Model Master paints for this kit, and you can find the full line by clicking here.
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Skill Level: 3
- High quality plastic pieces
- Includes illustrated instructions
- Includes decals for three versions:
- Gleissketten-Lastkraftwagen 3t (Mun. Sd. Kfz. 4/1), unknown unit, Eastern Pomerania, Winter 1944-1945.
- Gleissketten-Lastkraftwagen 3t (Mun. Sd. Kfz. 4/1), unknown unit, Western Front, Autumn 1944.
- Gleissketten-Lastkraftwagen 3t (Mun. Sd. Kfz. 4/1), unknown unit, Eastern Front, late 1944.
Matte Light Olive
Matte Natural Wood