by Das Werk
This item is expected to release in July 2023. Preorder yours now! You will not be charged until the item is released and your order is filled.
This is an injection-plastic military vehicle model kit.
This model kit was announced at the 61st Shizuoka Hobby Show! The Trippel SG 6 is an amphibious vehicle developed by German Hans Trippel in the 1930s, and used by the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS in World War II. In 1935, Trippel produced a prototype of an off-road type amphibious vehicle incorporating a running device into a ship-shaped body and showed it to Nazi executives. He then developed an amphibious passenger car named SG 6 at his own factory in Homburg. After winning an order for twenty of the SG 6 from the German Army, Trippel produced them from 1938 to 1940. To promote the SG 6 to the Italian military, Trippel also demonstrated a ground run from Homburg to Naples, and then a floating move to Capri. The initial model produced from 1938 is called SG 6/38, and the new amphibious vehicle mass-produced at the Molsheim automobile factory in Alsace starting in 1941 is called SG 6/41. Full-scale production of the Type 166 Schwimmwagen began in the fall of 1942; they were widely deployed, and production of the SG 6/41 ended around 1943. Although it varies depending on the materials, it is said that the number of SG 6s produced was anywhere from 200 to 1,000, including the SG 6/38 and SG 6/41.
This model kit from Das Werk comes with photo-etched parts and decals for five versions. Place your order today!