Transport Workhorse

TRANSPORT WORKHORSE

Garry Tobiss builds the heavy-lift version of Sabre’s 1/35 Schwerer Plattformwagen armoured vehicle transport railcar, and creates a diorama to display the finished model at its best.

Railways were Germany’s primary method of moving armoured vehicles around the battlefield during World War Two.

The original network of the Deutsche Reichsbahn (German National or State Railway) expanded steadily by assimilating other national rail systems as territories were occupied. Various types of plattformwagens (literally platform wagon) were employed for transport depending on the weight of the units being carried. The subject of this kit, the six-axle SSymS variant, was reserved for very heavy armour such as the Tiger I, King Tiger, Elefant or Ferdinand, Jagdtiger and Sturmmörser Tiger armoured fighting vehicles.

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