Sd. Kfz. 8 Prime Mover

PMA Decides to Do Some Heavy Lifting This Summer

German Sd.Kfz. 8 12-ton heavy prime mover in feldgrau (field grey)

As a natural extension to their previously released Sd.Kfz.8 series of prime movers affixed with FLaK guns, Precision Model Art announced their intent to produce two more similarly conceived vehicles. The first (P0315) represents a heavy prime mover (Schwerer Zugkraftwagen) with bench seating for the gun crew and painted in an early war field grey. The alternative vehicle is a Gepanzerte or armored prime mover (P0316), better protected against small arms fire on the battlefield and even equipped with a pair of MG-34 machine guns fore and aft.

The heavy prime mover requires some minor assembly and is designed to showcase some of its fantastic interior detail

Both vehicles are expected in June and, as we’ve come to expect from PMA based upon past experience, will likely be followed up shortly with other liveries.

German Sd.Kfz. 8 12-ton heavy prime mover
The effects of weathering and detailed workmanship can be seen in this close-up of the Gepanzerte
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PMA Gets Comfortable in Its Own Skin

Long serving as the manufacturing arm for Blitz 72, PMA has stepped out of the shadows and is now producing its own line of 1:72 scale military hardware. Expected in September is this Sd. Kfz. 8 DB9 prime mover which mounts a FlaK 18 88mm anti-aircraft gun on the rear bed. Painted in a whitewashed camouflage scheme and bearing loads of incredible detail, this main stay of the Wehrmacht fills a niche long neglected by the other model makers.

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