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N Scale - Hobbytrain - H24910 - Boxcar, 2-Axle, Wood-Sheathed - German Army (Wehrmacht)

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N Scale - Hobbytrain - H24910 - Boxcar, 2-Axle, Wood-Sheathed - German Army (Wehrmacht)

Brand Hobbytrain
Stock Number H24910
Manufacturer Hobbytrain
Body Style Minitrix Boxcar 2-Axle Wood Sheathed
Prototype Boxcar, 2-Axle, Wood-Sheathed (Details)
Road or Company Name German Army (Wehrmacht) (Details)
Paint Color(s) Green
Print Color(s) White
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Multipack Yes
Multipack Count 3
Release Date 2018-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 2-Axle
Model Variety Wood Sheathed
Prototype Region Europe
Prototype Era Epoch II (1920-1945)
Scale 1/150

Prototype History:
European Pre-War boxcars were fairly primitive compared to their North American counterparts. Most obvious was their use of only 2 axles as well as their shorter length. Steel siding was also comparatively rare.

Road Name History:
The Wehrmacht (German pronunciation: [ˈveːɐ̯maxt] (About this sound listen), lit. "defence force") was the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1946. It consisted of the Heer (army), the Kriegsmarine (navy) and the Luftwaffe (air force). The designation Wehrmacht replaced the previously used term Reichswehr, and was the manifestation of Nazi Germany's efforts to rearm the nation to a greater extent than the Treaty of Versailles permitted.

After the Nazi seizure of power in 1933, one of Adolf Hitler's most overt and audacious moves was to establish the Wehrmacht, a modern armed force fully capable of offensive use. Fulfilling the Nazi regime's long-term goals of regaining lost territory and dominating its neighbours required the reinstatement of conscription and massive investment and spending on the armaments industry In December 1941, Hitler designated himself as commander-in-chief of the Wehrmacht.

The Wehrmacht formed the heart of Germany's politico-military power. In the early part of World War II, Hitler's generals employed the Wehrmacht through innovative combined arms tactics (close cover air-support, mechanized armor, and infantry) to devastating effect in what was called a Blitzkrieg (lightning war). The Wehrmacht's new military structure, unique combat techniques, newly developed weapons, and unprecedented speed brutality crushed their opponents.

Closely cooperating with the SS (especially on the Eastern Front), the German armed forces committed numerous war crimes and atrocities, despite later denials. By the time the war ended in Europe in May 1945, the Wehrmacht had lost approximately 11,300,000 men, about half of whom were missing or killed during the war. Only a few of the Wehrmacht's upper leadership were tried for war crimes, despite evidence suggesting that more were involved in illegal actions.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
Hobbytrain was an Austrian firm, that was acquired by Wolfgang Lemke GmbH in 2002. It produces HO and N scale models.

Item created by: gdm on 2018-01-25 12:24:41. Last edited by gdm on 2018-01-25 12:29:49

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