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Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:07 PM UTC
Copper State Models has finally released its first vehicle kit.
Derived from the Lanchester Sporting Forty touring car, the Lanchester Armoured Car was the second most numerous armoured car in service in 1914, after the Rolls-Royce. Designed by the Admiralty Air Department for the Royal Naval Air Service Armoured Car Section, it was intended to support air bases and retrieve downed pilots. The prototype was produced in December 1914 with production following in early 1915.

The vehicle had a distinctive circular turret with a narrow horizontal roof with central hatch, steeply sloped at the sides, and continuous sloped bonnet plating. It had a crew up to 4, armor thickness of 8mm, and was armed with a Vickers machine gun in the turret and a Lewis gun that was stowed internally.

During most of its service life, the Lanchester was considered an admirably fast and reliable vehicle, the only caveat being limitations imposed by the chassis.

Copper State Modelsí Lanchester Armoured Car (CSM35001) is offered as an injection-molded kit in 1/35 scale. The kit includes a decal sheet for 5 finishing options.

Background information on the vehicle sourced from Wikipedia.
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A nice addition to any WWI collection. Sprue shoots look good. Wallet isn't happy though- its only January and yet another must have for me is out there....
JAN 18, 2018 - 12:14 PM
That looks really nice. Good to have a proper Lanchester a/car in 1/35 now
JAN 18, 2018 - 02:33 PM
I read that CSM is also preparing 1/35 figures for this as separate kit/s. Will keep all posted.
JAN 19, 2018 - 04:45 AM
That's the best injection spoked wheels I've ever seen! No need for an etch set.
JAN 19, 2018 - 09:12 AM
Hope they do a belgian version of an armoured car down the track....this looks nice.
JAN 20, 2018 - 09:00 AM
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