Saturday, September 24, 2011

1/144 E-75 Berge Panzer (Limited) - CGD

1/144 E-75 Berge Panzer (Limited) - CGD

 This E75 is modelled after the BergePanther, one of the best recovery vehicle, using the chassis of E75 standard tank. At the heart of the vehicle was a 40 ton winch of the BergePanther. On its own the vehicle could provide a 40 ton force to pull out bogged down medium tanks.

But using a simple block & tackle pulley system, the extraction force could be doubled to 80 ton, enough to pull out disabled heavy tanks. The first pulley of the block and tackle system was cleverly incorporated into the winch mechanism. Operator only required to attach a single pulley looping back the cable to the anchoring spade to complete the system.

CGD also provides and interesting option on this release, a limited edition cable pack to allow for various configurations:

Cable Pack (Limted Edition Option)
  Cable in travel mode
  Cable in 80 ton extraction mode
  Cable in 40 ton extraction mode
  Spare cable holder

Available: September 2011
Price: $24 .90

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

more affordable than Japanese rival ?