Rubicon Models German R75 Motorcycle With Sidecar DAK
The BMW R75 and its rival the Zündapp KS750 were both widely used by the Wehrmacht in Russia and North Africa, though after a period of evaluation it became clear that the Zündapp was the superior machine. In August 1942, Zündapp and BMW, on the urging of the Army, agreed upon standardization of parts for both machines, with a view of eventually creating a Zündapp-BMW hybrid (designated the BW43), in which a BMW 286/1 side-car would be grafted onto a Zündapp KS750 motorcycle. They also agreed that the manufacture of the R75 would cease once production reached 20,200 units, and after that point BMW and Zündapp would only produce the Zündapp-BMW machine, manufacturing 20,000 each year. Only 16,510 were produce before the war ended.
Since the target of 20,200 BMW R75’s was not reached, it remained in production until the Eisenach factory was so badly damaged by Allied bombing that production ceased in 1944. A further 98 units were assembled by the Soviets in 1946 as reparations.
- Single 1/56 (28mm) scale plastic sprue
- Choice of leather or metal stowage case
- Choice of MG34 or MG42 machine gun
- Three figures included
Miniatures are supplied unassembled and unpainted. Glue and paints sold separately.
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