FV603 Alvis Saracen Mk5/6 6x6 APC - 1/24th Scale (FV603)
Parts: Resin (191pcs), Metal (84pcs), Etch, Decals, (Contains Instructions)
This was the second creation in the KFS series of 1/24th scale classic British military vehicles. The Alvis Saracen FV603 APC Mk5/6.
The complete parts count stands at some 191 in resin, 81 in white metal, 120 in brass photo etch plus pre coloured clear cast lights & waterslide decals.
Optional parts are included to build either the MK5 or Mk6 versions, these include different engine decks & covers, reverse flow cooling parts, air vent & breathers. The model shares many of the suspension & wheel components with the 1/24th Stalwart kit, as does the real life Saracen, but it has an all new 12.00/20 Trakgrip tyre.
As requested by many military modelers the tyres are cast in resin (rather than rubber). The model also comes complete with a fully detailed engine bay with straight 8 B80, removable & optional engine decks for either Mk5 or Mk6 'beehive' versions.
The Mk6 version of course was fitted with RFC (Reverse Flow Cooling) equipment & the cowl for this is represented in etched brass. The removable turret is fully detailed & includes a .30 cal Browning MG with ammo tray & box. A hinged & opening drivers main hatch & rear doors are included complete with vision blocks & the interior detail includes a full array of infantry & crew seats, driver controls, radios, batteries, hull padding, fixtures & fittings right down to the firing port straps.
A sheet of high quality waterslide decals is included covering fire extingushers, stowage & ammo boxes. Two sets of unit markings are also included. Optional number plates are included for two Mk5s, two Mk6s, & even a Mk5 ambulance. The brass etch set comes complete with head light & tail light mesh cages as fitted to Saracen in service in Northern Ireland.
The finished model length with RFC is 215mm (8.5") x 120mm tall (4.5")
Product Ref: KFS168