The RSO (Raupenschlepper, Ost - or "caterpiller vehicle east") was borne out of the need for tracked utility vehicles to keep German troops supplied on the roadless, muddy Russian frontier. Based on a Steyr medium truck chassis, the RSO used a simple "slack track" system that was far more reliable and easy to maintain than the complex interleaved road wheels on most German tracked vehicles. Introduced in 1942 as a supply vehicle, it was quickly adapted for multiple roles due to it's ease of navigation through the alternating frozen or muddy conditions on the Eastern Front. The RSO was widely produced during the war and was also present on the Western Front in large numbers. Our version mounts the 2cm Flak 38 anti-aircraft cannon, but the gun can be removed to transform this vehicle into a cargo carrier.
Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:
The RSO mit Flak 38 kit has the following features:
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks, plus Brickmania and BrickArms elements. This model comes disassembled and includes printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.