1/144 Trumpeter Sd.Kfz.2 Kettenkraftrad

Gallery Article by Rob Haelterman on Dec 26 2011

Trumpeter’s 1/144 Me262 kits (01318 and 01319) come with a “small” surprise: a Kettenkrad.  The Kettenkrad, or Sd/Kfz.2, was used as a towing tractor for the Me262, so this makes sense. A tow-bar is included as well, by the way.

 

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The kit has only two parts (front wheel and the rest). The rear of the hull was modified by removing the two upright “flaps” (no idea what they represent)  and replacing them with mudflaps from sheet metal. The steering wheel was replaced by thin metal wire. The hand-rails on the rear of the hull were hollowed out.

The figure is from Preiser, one of the few companies to offer 1/144 figures.

Rob Haelterman

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Photos and text © by Rob Haelterman