Takom 2122, Bergepanzer 2. Scale 1:35

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Bergepanzer 2. Scale 1:35

TK2122 - Takom Models

Maintenance units of mechanized armies are not glamorous but are invaluable to the success of the day to day operation of any army. The use of Bergepanzer recovery vehicles by the German army goes back to World War II and continues to this day in the service of the Bundeswehr.

The Bergepanzer 2 Standard was based on the hull and the suspension of the Leopard 1 MBT. The tank was powered by an MTU MB 838 CaM-500, a 10-cylinder diesel engine with 830 hp. The Bergepanzer 2 was the first to receive reinforced brake discs due to its increased weight. The main tools and the recovery equipment consisted of the main winch, swivelling crane (through 270 degrees) and a 3.25-metre 'dozer blade'. The blade was used almost exclusively as a ground support to stabilise the vehicle when using the crane. Standard features included an NBC protection ventilation system, vehicle heating and a fire alarm/suppression system. Two 7.62 mm MG3 machine guns were used as weapons, one in the bow and one for air defence on the commander's cupola.

The recovery of damaged vehicles, or vehicles from minefields, plus changing powerpacks in the field, were major tasks for the recovery tank. With its crane, it was able to lift loads of up to 13 tonnes depending on the angle of attack of the crane. Transporting the powerpack was another task. For this purpose, a complete pack could be carried on the rear of the vehicle.

The Model

This kit comprises 909 light grey and clear plastic parts, a small photo-etched metal (PE) fret, nylon string, twisted brass cable, and track end connectors for the individual-link tracks. The decals supply six marking options, five German, of which three are in NATO three-colour camouflage, and one in Chilean service.

Model Features:

  • Detailed static display plastic model
  • Workable Tracks
  • 6 Types of markings
  • Photo Etched and Clear parts included
  • Articulated Recovery Boom

Glue and paint are required for this model. (Not included).

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