Skip to content

Tamiya 1/48 German Kubelwagen Type 82


SKU TAM32501

Tamiya now introduces the first item in the 1/48 Military Miniature Vehicle Series: The Kubelwagen Type 82. This very popular vehicle was not only employed by the Wehrmacht but also by the Luftwaffe. This vehicle is perfect for people who want to create realistic dioramas. Set includes 2 figures. Front doors come as separate parts and can be attached in opened or closed position.
About the German Kubelwagen Type 82
In February 1936, Dr. Ferdinand Porsche presented his first prototype of the "People's Car", which was to be the base of the Volkswagen "Beetle". However, with the outbreak of WWII, all manufacture of the Volkswagen was immediately turned to military production. In January 1938, German Defense Forces presented specifications for a military version of this practical vehicle. In November of that same year, a prototype was completed and it was officially designated Pkw. K1 "Kubelwagen" Type 82. The vehicle used a light but sturdy monocoque construction with foldable canvas top. With its reliable engine and heavy duty suspension, the Kubelwagen immediately came to be used by every unit, from the scorching desert of Africa to the frozen Russian Eastern Front. About 51,000 Kubelwagens, including several variations, were rolled out from the factory by the end of WWII.

Product Specifications
Scale: 1/48
Construction type: Assembly kit
Photo-etch parts: Not included
Decals Included
Special feature 1: Overall length: 79mm
Special feature 2: Overall width: 33.5mm
Special feature 3: Every characteristic of a late production Kubelwagen such as short rear fenders has been reproduced.
Special feature 4: Comes with decals for 4 different markings including 3 vehicles from the Luftwaffe.
Special feature 5: Front doors come as separate parts and can be attached in opened or closed position.
Special feature 6: Kit includes 2 figures in standing position, one holding a map and the other giving instructions just before flight.

Colours Required:
TS-3 Dark Yellow
X-11 Chrome Silver
X-18 Semi Gloss Black
XF-1 Flat Black
XF-10 Flat Brown
XF-15 Flat Flesh
XF-16 Flat Aluminum
XF-2 Flat White
XF-49 Khaki
XF-50 Field Blue
XF-53 Neutral Grey
XF-56 Metallic Grey
XF-59 Desert Yellow
XF-60 Dark Yellow
XF-61 Dark Green
XF-64 Red Brown

This is a scale plastic model kit, assembly required. Paints and glue not included.