Rubicon Models

US6 U3/U4 2½ Ton 6X6 Truck (Studebaker) 280035 1/56


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The Rubicon Models Studebaker US6 2½ ton 6x6 Truck kit in 1/56 (28mm) scale provides modelers with a detailed and historically significant vehicle used extensively during World War II. Here are the details and highlights of this kit:

The Studebaker US6 truck played a crucial role in World War II, particularly in supporting the Soviet Red Army through the Lend-Lease program. Known for its reliability and versatility, the US6 became a backbone for transporting troops and supplies across various terrains.

Historical Context:

Production: The Studebaker US6 was primarily produced for export under the Lend-Lease Act, with a total of 219,882 units built. Studebaker Corporation produced 197,678 units, while REO Motor Car Limited produced 22,204 units.
Variants: The truck came in both 6x6 and 6x4 configurations. The 6x6 version, rated to carry up to 2½ tons, was designed for off-road use. The 6x4 version, rated to carry up to 5 tons, was limited to road use.
Role: The US6 was instrumental in providing mobility for the Red Army, used for transporting troops, supplies, and as a gun tractor due to its off-road capabilities. It was affectionately known as “Studer” by Soviet troops.
Product Highlights:
Scale: 1/56 (28mm), suitable for tabletop gaming and display.
Configurations: Options to build either the U3 model (without a winch) or the U4 model (with a winch).
Detailed Features:
Single Piece Cabin & Canvas Canopy: Ensures ease of assembly while maintaining detailed accuracy.
Optional Canvas Canopy & Winch: Adds flexibility in building different versions of the truck.
Rear Tarpaulin and Tailgate Options: Choice of open or closed positions for both the rear tarpaulin cover and the tailgate.
Driver Figure Included: Enhances the realism of the model.
Components: The kit includes detailed parts spread across multiple sprues, allowing for a highly detailed and customizable build.
Additional Information:
ABS Cement Required: The kit requires ABS cement for assembly, ensuring strong and durable bonds between parts.
Historical Accuracy: The model accurately depicts the long wheelbase version of the Studebaker US6, reflecting its historical significance and use during World War II.
This kit is ideal for modelers and history enthusiasts interested in World War II military vehicles, particularly those used by the Soviet Red Army. The detailed features and options for customization provide an engaging and educational modeling experience.

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