Kubelwagen – Type 82

Kubelwagen – Type 82 – Manufacturer: Tamiya w/ figure – Scale: 1/48
Markings: Unknown – Build Date – 2014 – Model by Clayton Ockerby

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A brief history...

kubelIn November 1938, a prototype was completed and was officially designated Pkw. K1 “Kubelwagen” Type 82. The vehicle was based of the Volkswagen Beetle which had been prototyped just two years earlier.
The vehicle used a light but sturdy construction with foldable canvas top. It’s reliable engine and heavy duty suspension immediately saw the Kubelwagen assigned to every unit, from the desert of Africa to the frozen Russian Eastern Front. About 51,000 Kubelwagens, including several variations, were rolled out from the factory by the end of WWII.