Bundeswehr Truck 5 t gl, MAN 630 L2A

ROCO 1:87 Scale Vehicle Review

German Bundeswehr Truck 5 t gl, MAN 630 L2A, 1:87 H0 Model Kit ROCO 259

The MAN 5 t 4×4 truck was the standard medium cargo and troop carrier of the Bundeswehr until the mid-70s, when second generation 5 t trucks became available and gradually replaced the earlier types. Bundeswehr Panzergrenadier companies had two 5 t cargo truck, one in the maintenance platoon, and the other in the service platoon. The service platoon also operated a 5 t MAN field kitchen with 1.5 t cargo trailer (ROCO 328). The model was sprayed in Bundeswehr Gelboliv (RAL 6014), mixed with 30% white to take the scale effect into account. Raised detail was then shaded and drybrushed using Jim Gordon's weathering technique.

Contents

  • MAN 630 L2A with flat bed and canvas tilt

Evaluation

The model has only 17 parts and it is sold fully assembled, ready to play. Serious modellers will take the truck apart, remove flash and glue the parts together permanently.

Much detail: engine grille, hinges, lettering on fire-extinguisher stowage boxes, and other small parts are fun to paint.

Compatible with HO scale model railroad equipment and miniatures by Märklin, ROCO, Faller, Pola, Preiser, and Noch.

Noticeably flash around stowage boxes, muffler, front bumper and mud guards.

There is no rear license plate holder in the kit.

Cab doors do not open.

The canvas cab cover may be removed, but there is no kit part representing the folded cover. This part may be scratchbuilt.

The windshield foldes down, but the hinge parts are noticeably out of scale.

Windshield wipers and rearview mirrors are not included in the kit. ROCO offers several vehicle upgrade kits which include such small parts.

Decals are not included, they need to be purchased separately.

Possible Conversions

  • Fuel truck with 4600 l tank plant, 1:87 ROCO 421
  • Drone launcher mounted on Lkw 5 t gl
  • Decontamination vehicle (TEP-Kfz)
Fuel truck with 4600 l tank plant, 1:87 H0 Model Kit ROCO 421

The ROCO 5 t MAN truck is an excellent model for collectors, diorama builders and wargamers. The vehicle may be detailed further by adding rearview mirrors and other small parts.

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Truck 5 t gl, MAN 630 L2A