Italeri 1/35 Sd.Anhanger 51 Kit First Look
|Date of Review||April 2006||Manufacturer||Italeri|
|Kit Number||6450||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||Styrene ammunition trailers (two complete kits in this box)||Cons|
|Skill Level||Basic||MSRP (USD)||$11.00|
The German Army understood the need for safety in the transportation and storage of ammunition in the field. To get supplies to the troops, a variety of ammunition trailers were developed to be towed behind tactical utility vehicles like the Kubelwagen.
One such trailer was the Sd.Anh.51 which was an ammo carrier box that mounted to a trailer using shock absorbers to protect the contents (and the poor chaps towing those contents.
Italeri has released the Sd.Anhanger 51 trailer in styrene! I've seen this kit rendered previously in resin, but I believe this is the first time we've seen the subject in plastic.
Molded in light gray styrene, the kit is presented on two parts trees. Four trees are included in the box as Italeri provides two complete trailers in this release.
Assembly is straightforward, with the ammo box going together first. A facade top (part 1) is provided to replicate the contents of the trailer, but you can eliminate this part and load up the trailer with your own loadout. The trailer top can be positioned up or closed. Pioneering tools are provided for the top and front of the ammo box.
The two-wheel trailer frame is next and it comes complete with its own stowage box, tail lights, and hitch fixture. The box and wheels mount onto the frame to complete the project.
As simple as this trailer might seem, you can see that this two-wheeled ammo trailer is quite detailed and would make a good centerpiece for a figure diorama or look great behind a Kubelwagen or Horch. In any case, this is one detail that is a complete kit of its own and will add a nice touch to your next Wehrmacht project.
My sincere thanks to Testors for this review sample!