Sunday, July 8, 2012

Geschützwagen BP 42

Here are some images of Trumpeter's 1/35 scale Geschützwagen BP 42 Armored Rail Car.

From Nasa Technika"
Germany used armored trains on all fronts to protect the supply and transport trains from destructive action of guerrilla groups in the neck of German army. Sets labeled BP42 began to appear during 1942. In 1944 came a modernized version labeled BP44.
BP42/BP44 set was composed symmetrically. In the middle of the armored locomotive type Baureihe 57 or 93rd For a locomotive to be placed Geschutzwagen, Infanteriewagen, Kommandowagen, Kanonen und Flakwagen, and Panzerträgerwagen Abstosswagen. In 1944 was added Panzerjäger.
Commander car BP42/44 Kommandowagen type ATG-4 is at first sight differed dimensional location of the radio antenna on the roof of the wagon. This car was restored succeeded so far from the outside, is currently under repair and restoration of the interior.


Diego said...

From what I have the same tastes. So I have to do. I was very good. It is difficult to get information on the BP42, right?

Warren Zoell said...

Tienes toda la razón Diego! Tratando de encontrar información sobre la BP-42 era casi imposible.

napadaan lang said...

Any chance that the BP 42 is painted with panzer grey? I been seeing pictures of the train in black and white and I'm not sure if its panzer grey or dark yellow when its colorized

-Warren Zoell said...

It would depend on what region they were in.