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Landsverk M36 armoured car.

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Landsverk M36 armoured car. 1:56 scale.

This kit contains enough parts to build one complete armoured car. The decal sheet allows you to build either 1 out of 2 Dutch versions or 1 out of 3 German versions.

Contents may vary from shown. Supplied unpainted, superglue and tools required for assembly.

Scenery, glue, paint and figures are not included.

An instruction sheet is provided in the box. The sheet is also available for download in the download section of this website.

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In December of 1934 an order was placed with the Swedish company AB Landsverk for 12 Landsverk L181 armoured cars and one spare chassis. This armoured car would be named the M36. It had a Daimler-Benz chassis with a Swedish body and turret. Also 2 extra modifications were added, the 20mm canon was changed to a 37mm gun and an extra machinegun position was added to the back armour.
They saw action during the 5 days war in 1940, most notably at the airfield Ypenburg and on the Veluwe against the SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler and the 227th. After the capitulation many of the Landsverks were used by the Germans as “beute”.
Details:

Manufacturer A.B. Landsverk in Landskrona (Zweden)

In service: period 1936 – 1940
Task: reconnaissance, security (on the flanks), communication, manouverable fire support, support for the infantry and in peacetime support for the police during internal trouble like riots.
Armament: 1 gun 37 mm. Manufactured by Bofors (semi-automatic with electrical and mechanical firing device), 3 machine guns M.20 (7.9 mm.) (Lewis gun adapted for vehicles)

Ammunition: high-explosive and high-explosive armour piercing.

Crew: 5 man (2 drivers, 2 gunners, 1 commander)

Combat weight: ca. 7000 kg.

LxBxH: 5.87 x 2.24 x 2.33 m.

Chassis & motor: Daimler-Benz (M.36), Büssing NAG (M.38)

Enginepower: 150 hp

Range: 306 km.

Max. Speed: ca. 60 km/h forwards, ca. 40 km/h backwards

Armour: turret: 9 mm., rest 5 mm.

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