FV432 Mk2/1 AP - 1/24th Scale (FV432)
Parts: Resin (287pcs), Metal (150pcs), Etch, Decal, (Contains Instructions)
This model of the GKN FV432 Mk 2/1 APC was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the venerable FV430 series coming into service with the British Army in 1963 (which is still (at the time of listing) in service today).
This model kit is fully detailed inside and out, complete with folding crew seats, detailed drivers station, Larkspur C42 radios, removable engine decks and a lift out K60 power pack. All doors and hatches are working...rear door, commanders hatch, drivers hatch, folding mortar hatch and front access panel. For complete accuracy and the highest level of fine detail, the tracks and sprockets have been CAD drawn and Rapid Prototyped & the tracks are cast in resin as individual links.
Etched mesh parts are included to create a range of roof stowage baskets. Pre-coloured clear cast lights & a complete 28 page pictorial instruction booklet are included. The inclusive decal set includes a 'common to all 432 vehicles' section, plus markings for specific theatres including UN, BATUS, BAOR, Gulf, Bosnia & FV432 ambulance markings, for those wishing to tackle the quite simple conversion from APC to ambulance role. Further conversion kit (see below) include the FV432/30 Rarden Turret, Peak GPMG Turret, FV438 Swingfire ATGW, & 81mm Mortar conversions.
The parts count stands at: 287 parts in high quality polyurethane resin of which 200 are track links (176 for use with 24 spare), 150 in white metal, 337 in photo-etched brass, of which, 100 are detail bolt heads with plenty of spares.
Model length 215mm (81/2 "), Width 125mm not including mirrors (5"), Height 85mm, hatches closed & not including the GPMG (31/2 ").
Product Ref: KFS220