Friday, 25 April 2014

Bolt Action: Lancia IZM Armoured Car



Another great 28mm miniature from Copplestone, the Lancia armoured car made in WWI. It had a roomy rotatable turret with two MGs. Originally, it had another small turret with an MG on top of the large turret but weight distribution issues caused it to be removed. The MG was relocated inside and fired through a rear port. The Lancia had decent ground clearance and off-road capability.

The Lancia was used by Italy, the USA and Germany in WWI and Italy in the Spanish Civil War. Some were still operational in Italian E Africa in WWII. Later the Germans took over surviving vehicles and used them for antipartisan operations in the Balkans.





Internal layout: the rails were added to the upper hull to cut wire.





Lancia IZM PanzerspƤhwagen, PK 501 on anti-partisan duty.

6 comments:

  1. Great looking vehicle, and very nice post!

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    1. I love Copplestone's back of Beyond stuff.

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  3. Great weathering on that piece. Nicely done.

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    1. Not all the weathering was mine I have to confess. I bought a 2nd hand model and touched it up a bit.

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