Polish wz.29 Ursus heavy armoured car

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Designed in 1929, the Samochd Pancerny wzr 29(‘armoured car 1929 pattern’), was more commonly known as Ursus or CWS. Based on the chassis of a 2-ton truck, the Ursus mounted a 37mm anti-tank gun and multiple machine guns. Although adequately armoured for the inter-war period, the Ursus was the poor relation when facing more modern opposition in 1939.

From the beginning of the German invasion of Poland in September 1939, the Polish 11th Armoured Battalion, containing the Ursus, was in action performing valuable reconnaissance and patrolling duties. The Ursus performed well in action, largely due to it’s 37mm gun, but it’s relatively slow speed and lack of all-wheel drive compromised it’s effectiveness. No wz.29 armoured cars survived the war.

Pack contains 1 resin and metal vehicle

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