Steyr Type 2000A Cargo Truck ( RAILROAD VERSION )

1/35 resin CONVERSION KIT For TAMIYA Steyr Type 1500A/01 ( Kit # 35225 )

Steyr 1500 truck, LeadWarrior Resin kit

Austria's all-wheel drive Steyr 1500 was one of the many personnel/transport vehicles designed to meet the Wehrmacht's requirement for a standard 1,5 ton truck. Presented in 1941, the Steyr was used as a transport in all theaters. A total of more than 20,000 were built, in a wide range of variants. Tamiya offers the basic and command versions. The chassis of the Steyr 1500A and its reinforced variant, the Steyr 2000A were also used for fire trucks, omnibuses (Leadwarrior kit Lw35026), ambulances (Leadwarrior kit Lw35025), a universal Funk-Koffer for radio vehicle, and different types of cargo carriers with open metal or wooden cabins.
This kit presents a standard mid-war cargo truck on a Steyr 2000A chassis with full-metal cabin (Leadwarrior kit Lw35027), which was converted for railway drive by Gothaer Waggonfabrik (GWF), one of the major German truck manufacturers. The number actually produced is unknown.

Steyr 2000A mid-war cargo truck
Steyr 2000A mid-war cargo truck Railway Version on tests.

Steyr 2000A cargo truck
Steyr 2000A cargo truck captured by Americans (Leadwarrior kit Lw35027).

Steyr trucks chassis
Steyr trucks chassis.

Steyr trucks chassis
Steyr trucks chassis.

Steyr trucks full-metal cabin.
Steyr trucks full-metal cabin.

Rear springs of Steyr 1500A/2000A trucks
Reinforced rear springs of Steyr 1500A/2000A trucks.

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