Autoblinda AS 41
Italeri 1/72 Scale
Reviewed by Glen Porter
The AB 41 was the most produced of
the Italian Armoured Cars and was a modification of the AB 40 with
the main change being the twin machine guns in the turret (AB 40) to
a 20mm cannon and coaxial M/G (AB 41).
This is another new moulding by
Italeri and a follow-on from their Sahariana reviewed by me here on
Missing-Lynx recently, in fact a small number of parts are the same.
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the side hatches in the hull are moulded closed, the two turret
hatches are open and a figure could be added to lend the model some
scale. All the tools are separate as too are the tyres from the
wheels making them much easier to paint. This breakdown probably
stems from the 1/35 scale kit by Italeri having the tyres in rubber.
Fortunately, in 1/72 scale they are plastic.
is an Italian Police Vehicle in Tunisia, 1943 in overall sand with
Italian Tri-colour in five places and a black 15. Next is another
Italian vehicle in Libya, 1942 also in sand with four black bars on
the hull sides. We then have one taken over by the German Army,
162nd Infantry Division, Italy, July 1944 in Italian three colour
cammo. Last is a third Italian Army vehicle, Pinerolo, Italy, 1942
also in the three colour scheme. Oddly, the German vehicle has white
number plate decals but with no markings on them.
It is pleasing to see Italeri doing
Italian vehicles in both 1/35 and 1/72 scales that are literally
ignored by all the other major manufacturers. Interesting subjects
Thanks to Italeri for the review sample.
Text by Glen Porter