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Bergepanzer
CMOT
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2016 - 03:03 AM UTC
Adie Roberts breaks open the new boxing of Rye Field Models offering of the "BERGEPANZER TIGER 1" Sd.Kfz. 185 Italy 1944 due for release soon.

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Thanks!
AikinutNY
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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2016 - 08:57 AM UTC
wish they would not call this a Bergepanzer, it was used to set explosives and not recover disabled tracked vehicles.
165thspc
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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2016 - 09:05 AM UTC
Ditto on that last remark! This was NOT an armored recovery vehicle.
Byrden
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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2016 - 09:14 PM UTC
You don't really know what it was called or what it was for. There's a solid-looking towbar attachment on the front. I can imagine it pulling vehicles, and laying charges too.

I see that Rye Field are cutting corners again. They're using the same rear hull wall as their other Tiger kits have. You'll need to cut these frames off.



I'm posting more details about this kit as I find them; http://tiger1.info/models/products-page/RM5008.

David
Byrden
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Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 05:24 AM UTC
Rye Field have missed one important fact about this vehicle; the hull came from a Command Tiger.
They don't provide the little details that make it different from a standard Tiger.
I'm not finished reporting problems with this kit.

David
Mannloon
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Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 05:08 PM UTC
I was supposed to get an early release of this...interesting.
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 06:35 PM UTC
This is an early pre-release Adam. They want it built for promotional purposes.
Removed by original poster on 07/07/16 - 16:03:00 (GMT).
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 05:44 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Ditto on that last remark! This was NOT an armored recovery vehicle.



AGREE! Once again, the mis-identification of a particular vehicle has created controversy ad nauseam... The same kind of clucking over a "Bergetiger" was encountered when CMK and ITALERI did theirs, back in the day...

For that matter, RYE FIELD could have done just as well by calling THEIR take on this vehicle an:

"Ich weiss es nicht was das isst wagen" mit (???) auf Sd.Kfz.182 Pz.Kpfw.VI Ausf.E (Sf) Trop.

Maybe the Germans converted this thing just to confuse everyone!!!

The JOKE's on EVERYONE once AGAIN!!!
Byrden
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Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 02:31 PM UTC
It appears that I was mistaken. The sprues DO contain parts to make a Command version hull, which is what the vehicle had. The instructions don't mention them at all, though.