Rubicon Models

Raupenschlepper Ost Rso/01 Or Rso/03 280128 1/56

£21.90

Please note this product has a slightly longer dispatch time. It will be dispatched in 2-4 working days.

The Rubicon Models Raupenschlepper Ost (RSO) is a fully tracked, lightweight vehicle developed by Steyr and used by the Germans during World War II. It was specifically designed to navigate the challenging terrain of the Eastern Front, characterized by primitive roadways and seasonal mud.

Development and Combat History
Purpose: Introduced to serve as a supply vehicle that could maintain mobility in difficult conditions, particularly on the Eastern Front where wheeled vehicles struggled.

Variants: The kit offers options to build either the RSO/01 or RSO/03 variant of the vehicle.

Features: Includes optional accessories such as a canvas rack, tarpaulin top (to protect cargo from weather), snow/bog track extension pads (for improved traction), and a driver figure.

Product Highlights
Build Options: Modelers can choose between constructing the RSO/01 or RSO/03 variant of the vehicle, allowing flexibility in historical representation and diorama possibilities.

Detailing: The kit includes intricate details such as the optional canvas rack and tarpaulin top, reflecting the practical adaptations made to the vehicle for different operational conditions.

Scale: Designed in 1/56 scale (28mm), suitable for tabletop wargaming and diorama displays alongside other miniature figures and vehicles.

Historical Accuracy: Represents a significant vehicle used by German forces during World War II, particularly noted for its utility in maintaining logistics and supply lines under adverse conditions.

Educational and Collectible Value
Military History: Provides insights into German military logistics and operational challenges during World War II, focusing on vehicle adaptations for specific theatres of operation.

Modeling Detail: Offers high-quality moulding and detailing typical of Rubicon Models kits, appealing to hobbyists and collectors interested in historical accuracy and realistic miniature representations.

Postage & Returns

Orders made before 2PM Mon-Fri will be posted same day. Orders made outside of those times will be posted next working day.

Returns accepted up to 30 days after date of purchase.

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