Strabokrans are gate-type mobile cranes used by German field maintenance teams during tank maintenance and repairs. About 100 units were manufactured and used in German armored divisions and heavy tank battalions.
The characteristic feature of the Ferdinand was that it was generated by two gasoline engines and driven by an electric motor. By using a motor as the driving unit, no transmission was required. In the past, this vehicle was said to have a lot of breakdowns for this reason, but some recent documents have reported that there were fewer breakdowns than some vehicles equipped with transmissions. On the Eastern Front, the Ferdinand’s appearance had a great impact.
Interior layout can be enjoyed even after completion thanks to the included transparent parts.
The kit recreates the precise details of the Strabokran, and it can assembled in its working state.
This is a scale plastic model kit, assembly required. Paints and glue not included.