Monday, February 09, 2009 - 09:25 PM UTC
Trumpeter used this years Nuremberg Show to give the first outing to this latest variant of the Sd.Kfz 7 Prime Mover. Here are more photos...
01507 - Gepanzerte Sd.Kfz 7 is expected to be released by Trumpeter in April. It's the first of what WILL be a series of varianbts based on the basic chassis.

The next variant? Well, speculate to your heart's content, i've got the first image of it and i've been asked to keep it under wraps...

That said, it looks VERY nice indeed - Watch this space!

As always, my thanks to the company for the images!
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Trumpy's initial release was the "early" version and they should simply say "late version" now. But I suspect they're worried kitmakers will say "I don't need both versions." They don't know how truly sick and distorted we are....
FEB 10, 2009 - 05:01 AM
When it Release It will named Sd.kfz.7 KM m11 late , Dear Bill. Don't sick ,we know nobody could buy both versions We just give you more choice in plastic, not resin.
FEB 10, 2009 - 12:23 PM
I'm buying one! I have the early version....I'm getting the late version! I can't wait until this one comes out! Very cool. Jeff
FEB 10, 2009 - 12:33 PM
Not REALLY sick, and glad to have these choices in styrene! Be sure to send review samples to Armorama!
FEB 10, 2009 - 12:37 PM
Hi It's been so long since I looked at the old Tamiya kit with the quad flak on the back and I don't remember technical differences but it seems to me this kit could easily be made to look like the none armoured cab quad gun version. After all you have the flatbed and the drop sides, okay they would need to be a frame with mesh infills not wood, and maybe the bed is treadplate but it's not a step too far is it ? So Jim, am I getting warm on the next release after this one ?..... Alan
FEB 10, 2009 - 12:37 PM
Alan, I don't know Trumpeter's plans, but once you have the chassis, the other versions fall into place pretty naturally. The Wehrmacht armored the cab and put a wedge-shaped plate to protect the radiator from aircraft MGs, but either the 37mm or the 20mm quad would be a no-brainer in my estimation. But Trumpeter has been exhaustive in their KV-1 series, so I am pleased to see them offering this hauling version of the #1 prime mover.
FEB 11, 2009 - 03:24 AM
The final versions with these wooden sides were also used for the 7/1 and 7/2 versions, so not needing the mesh sides. However, to do the test vehicle used with the 5cm FlaK 41, you do need to use the mesh sides, plus scratchbuild the extenders. And the SdKfz 7/6 FlaK messtrup wagen should also be rather simple, based on the already realeased 7. Which makes me wonder, did the SdKfz 7/4 and 7/5 exist?
FEB 11, 2009 - 05:37 AM
Looks really cool, cant wait!!! Hows Dragon making out with there 7????
MAR 09, 2009 - 04:33 PM
Dragon USA is taking cash for pre-orders on it. I don't know if we'll get a review copy here at Armorama, but I would love to compare the two kits.
MAR 10, 2009 - 01:38 AM

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