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AFV Club's New Schwimmwagen
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 09:02 AM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at a preproduction copy of the new Schwimmwagen 128 due for release from AFV Club.



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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 09:41 AM UTC
I hate this! Another kit to buy!
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 05:43 PM UTC
Thanks for the review!

Looking forward to that kit. For some reason I thought they would include two types of tyres, but I can kitbash with a Tamiya kit no problem!

Anyone know when this kit will be available?

Cheers,

Christophe
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 03:06 AM UTC
A friend told me over lunch today that he had seen the kit for sale in a Berlin hobby shop this week...

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Christophe
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 03:25 AM UTC
Going to need a side-by-side comparison with Tamiya's. Also price comparison.
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 03:53 AM UTC
I was told by AFV Club that the kit will be ready soon but the decals are not printed yet so I am unsure how someone hass it for sale already. Also please remember this is pre production and it may have the other tyres when released proper.
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 04:05 AM UTC

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Going to need a side-by-side comparison with Tamiya's. Also price comparison.



Impossible. The Typ 128 and the Typ 166 (the version Tamiya produces) aren't the same vehicle, sizewise (128 was longer) and , in some respects, structurally.
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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 06:25 AM UTC

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Impossible. The Typ 128 and the Typ 166 (the version Tamiya produces) aren't the same vehicle, sizewise (128 was longer) and , in some respects, structurally.





Ah, I'm glad Joseph cleared that up - I was thinking "128 - shouldn't that read 166?" So was the 128 the initial type before full production in Feb 1942? How widespread was this specific type in use?
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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 09:30 AM UTC

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Impossible. The Typ 128 and the Typ 166 (the version Tamiya produces) aren't the same vehicle, sizewise (128 was longer) and , in some respects, structurally.





Ah, I'm glad Joseph cleared that up - I was thinking "128 - shouldn't that read 166?" So was the 128 the initial type before full production in Feb 1942? How widespread was this specific type in use?



Initial production started in 1941. Production was very limited. It's long wheelbase caused stability problems; and, there was the problem of welds cracking, causing the Typ 128 to leak like a sieve. Not what one looks for in an amphibious vehicle. The development of the Typ 166 also started in the same year, with full production beginning in late 1942.