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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Oshkosh





Here are some images of Italeri's 1/35 scale Oshkosh M-978 fuel truck. From the instructions " The fuel truck M-978 developed by the Oshkosh Truck Corp. for the U.S. armed forces is part of the HEMTT (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck) program. The M-978 guarantees the fuel supply for advancing tank troops and helicopters operating within the combat zone, due to its proven cross- country capabilities. This truck is equipped with a 12 litre, 445 HP Diesel engine, driving all 4 axles through a 4 - speed automatic transmission. Technical details: Length: 10,17 m; Width: 2,43 m; Height: 2,84 m; Weight: 28.000 kg; Max. speed: 88 km/h; Range: 480 km; Capacity: 9.500 liters".

8 comments:

Pablo J. Álvarez said...

Beautifull gigant kit.

Warren Zoell said...

Actually Pablo it is surprisingly small. When I was building it I had to check the scale to make sure I wasn't building it in 1/48.

William said...

Very nice work, as usual!

Did the styrene in this kit seem really soft to you? I built the cargo version of the same truck by Italeri, and the plastic was so soft ordinary solvent cement seemed to practically melt it.

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks William - Actually quite the opposite. I found it hard and brittle, always wanting to break.

Diego said...

Spectacular, beautiful piece

Diego

Warren Zoell said...

Gracias Diago

Anonymous said...

Very nice job on a more eclectic model subject.

Dave

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Dave - I find it interesting that this vehicle has American markings but has a German camouflage pattern.