|Ostketten II (1944) für Panzer IV & StuG IV|
|Kit # MT72055||Preview by Rob Haelterman - heman_148(at)hotmail(dot)com|
Before we start this preview, I would like to point out that according to my references there was only one type of Ostkette. I guess that Modell Trans uses "Ostkette II" to distinguish from the earlier Winterketten (see MT72025 and 72026 labeled as Ostkette); both are regularly mixed up in discussions. This set thus represents the wider tracks introduced in 1944. I guess that it will work for a Panzer III as well, for which Modell Trans does not yet have a set. As far as I know late model Panzer IIIs and IVs both used the Kgs.61/400/120 track, so the reason why Modell Trans released two different sets of Winterketten is beyond me.
set you get 8 lengths of resin tracks, 4 for each side, as these tracks
are handed. Unfortunately 3 of mine were broken. Assembly will tell
if I have enough length to be able to go without the broken track
The set represents exactly the same piece of equipment as the 8wheels-good offering. In my humble opinion the Modell Trans has slightly better detail, but more blemishes (pin-holes, broken parts).
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|Article Last Updated: 29 August 2009|