Volume 29: Raupenschlepper Ost - RSO
- by Volker Andorfer, Anthony J. Greenland
- published on December 15, 2012
- soft cover
- german & english texts
- 176 pages
- 375 photos (166 historic, 21 model, 188 modern)
- 50 blueprints
- 16 camouflage schemes, tactical markings, table of organsisation (KStN)
- only 27.50€ Add to shopping cart
DescriptionWith the revised section of Volume 9 , published in 2010 we brought up to date the 7 ,5 cm Pak 40/4 auf gep. Selbstfahrlafette Raupenschlepper Ost RSO. This included new drawings, additional historical photos and text; and assisted those modelers who purchased the new Dragon kit 6640. However under 100 vehicles were produced, whilst it’s sisters the RSO/01 and /03 saw over 27,000 units manufactured. With a vast amount of information and Lutz Konetzny’s outstanding historical photos the team decided this was an essential addition to the series. With an outstanding historical section, supported by museum vehicles, scale drawing and accurate camouflage renditions we are confident that this will be one of our most popular issues. This issue should also be especially welcome for the AFV modeler, as Dragon have now released their RSO/01 & 03 kits.
Issue updates contain new information or pictures that have been released after the issue was published.
12/30/12: RSO in Museum in Lapland (Finland) by Heiner F. Duske
Our reader Esa Muikku send more information on the RSO in Lapland: The more complete and corrected story goes like this: Finland bought 53 RSOs from Germany during spring 1944. At least part of them was allocated to artillery units to tow field guns. After the war, in spring 1946 they were... Read more
12/29/12: Mystery solved - page 77 top photo by Anthony J. Greenland
Our reader Ingolf Schmidt solved the mystery of the circular device found on the windscreen on some RSOs, mainly on vehicles of snow clearing units. The purpose was to clear snow blown onto the windscreen from the snow plough or blower. These circular discs rotated at high speed and kept the... Read more