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Happy Farm

Gary Kwan puts Dragon’s Sd.Kfz. 250 in a scenic setting.

It is widely documented that the success of the Normandy Landings was largely due to the enemy’s assumption that the invasion would take place around Calais. Having realised the error, the German High Command ordered the transfer of troops and armour to provide reinforcements, one of the first to arrive being the 12th SS Panzer Division.

Having carried out some research into the type of vehicles used during this campaign, I came across various images of the Sd.Kfz.250/5 ‘Neu’ belonging to SSPz. AA 12, many of which had been subjected to various field modifications.

The Model

By sheer coincidence, I recalled having made a start on a model of the ‘250/5’ some ten years ago. At the time, this Dragon kit was (as far as I am aware) the only injectionmoulded version on the market. There it was, among my collection of ‘shelf queens’ … so time now to complete it and put it to good use.

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Inside this month's issue: - IDF Puma. Ivan Momcilovic Momcha presents some IDF heavy armour. - Iranian Shilka. Vorya Hidaryan joins the MMI team with Meng’s sublime Shilka. - The Russian Tiger. Bryan Krueger builds a Soviet KV prototype.