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US Army Staff Car

Ace 1/72 US Army Staff Car Kit First Look

By Dave Manter

Date of Review October 2012 Manufacturer Ace
Subject US Army Staff Car Scale 1/72
Kit Number 72298 Primary Media Styrene
Pros Great subject, nice decals Cons None
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $18.95

First Look

US Army Staff Car Kit
US Army Staff Car Kit

During World War II, the U.S. Military used various makes of civilian cars as military staff cars. At this time, the U.S. Military used the 1942 sedan for this purpose. This 4.9m long sedan was powered by a 90hp, 6 cylinder 3700cc motor. Production lasted from February 1942 to June 1945. War rationing required auto makers to black out their chrome trim, and a model 1942 was produced with no chrome at all for military use. This sedan was widely used as a Staff Car for high ranking officers and as transport for aviators.

The kit contains 30 parts of very well molded gray plastic. There is no flash present. Detail is very nice. The instructions are well laid out. Decals are provided for two vehicles. One in Olive Drab and one in black with white doors. The b+w scheme is for a police car from El Cajon, CA.. Nice touch!

A great kit! Should be a quick and fun build.

My sincere thanks to HobbyTerra.com for this review sample!

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