Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 09:58 AM UTC
Bronco will release a new version of the Krupp Protze, the Radio command Car.
The L2.H43 "Krupp Protze" was a 6x4 German military truck developed in the early 1930's and was in production from 1933 to 1936.

The truck weighed 2.5 tons and was powered by a 55bhp Krupp Boxer 3.3 litre engine, road range was 450 kilometers. It had a payload capacity of 1 ton and was admired for its good performance both on and off road.

The L2.H143 model (1936) was slightly longer and powered by a 60bhp engine. The primary function was as an artillery tractor for the 3.7cm Pak .36 anti tank gun or as personnel carriers.
But other variants were built including the Kfz.19 Telephone truck, which was designed as a front line communications vehicle. It features a large enclosed "office" body with provision for mast or cage antenna's, depending on the radio sets fitted. These provided communication with other army units as well as Luftwaffe control centers.

Good communications were the key to the success of Blitzkrieg war and these and other vehicles were issued to Divisional and Corps commanders in the field. They were used on all fronts until the end of the war in 1945. The Protze
was replaced by more fuel efficient and cheaper to manufacture trucks from early 1942, total production run was 7,000 vehicles.

Note: despite the poster, the kit is said to be 1/35.
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My thought exactly, Robert! Hope to see you building one in the Bronco 2020 Campaign I'll lead next year
DEC 17, 2019 - 08:06 PM
Well for sure Angel. Lesson learnt, keep talking about kits. Show loads of pictures. Scratch build it and the kit will come. You've seen Trumpeters announcements with the Mercedes Benz L4500A's. Same as above on ML Robert Jan
DEC 17, 2019 - 09:16 PM
This one looks very good, though without the radio gear for the interior I might take a "pass." And did this one get featured in the News here? I don't recall seeing it:
DEC 18, 2019 - 03:28 AM
It was said to be "announced" by Bronco by someoneI read about it over here on Armorama. Cheers Robert Jan
DEC 18, 2019 - 03:58 AM
Looking at the bottom left of the sprue shot, there appears to be an interior sprue in yellow. With the windows, I don't see how Bronco can avoid some sort of internal detail. I can see some boxy shapes on the sprue which could be radios.
DEC 18, 2019 - 04:12 AM
Great. I saw this subject in the Military modeler magazine in '1980s for the first time.
DEC 18, 2019 - 12:17 PM
Better pics here: LINK And it does seem to have an interior.
DEC 18, 2019 - 02:33 PM
So, Yes there is interior! Nice link, thanks. Robert Jan
DEC 18, 2019 - 05:22 PM
Would make a good companion piece for Dragon's Opel Blitz radio truck that appeared and then disappeared a few years back. I'm now converting the ambulance version into the radio truck as the radio version seems deleted from their offerings.
DEC 19, 2019 - 08:22 AM

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