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Pilot Car Kit

Unimodel 1/72 Two Axle Pilot Car (Long 9.2m) Kit First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2010 Manufacturer Unimodel
Subject Two Axle Pilot Car (Long 9.2m) Scale 1/72
Kit Number 0615 Primary Media Styrene/Photo-Etch
Pros Nice detailing Cons
Skill Level Experienced MSRP (USD) $16.00

First Look

Pilot Car Kit
Pilot Car Kit
Pilot Car Kit

The Soviet Army employed the railways to move cargo and supplies in bulk around the country in the days before World War Two when roads were not extensive around the countryside nor were they passable year-round.

When World War Two did break out, the railroads were critical in moving Soviet industry east out of reach of German bombers and the invading army.

Following along the same principles of other European nations, Soviet railways used a variety of rolling stock to handle the range of cargo that had to be safely moved. While the track guage used by the Soviets was different than the rest of Europe, the standards used in car coupling and buffers was used in their rolling stock.

This is a nice kit of a typical two-axle flat car that could carry anything from crates to light vehicles. The kit is molded in green styrene and presented on two parts trees plus a single fret of photo-etched parts.

The kit is a simple build that includes the flat car and a section of track to pose the car upon.

The photo-etched parts provide the sides of the car as well as reinforcement plates and other nice detailing to make this kit a nice eye-catcher.

A nice set of generic markings is included with this kit.

This is a nice little kit that will build into a unique subject with a little patience and skill. The AMS modeler will have fun with this project and have a unique air defender for the effort.

My sincere thanks to HobbyTerra for this review sample!