AFV Club
Pioneer Assault Bridges

AFV Club1:35 Kit No. AF 35112
First Look Review by Terry Ashley

AFV Club
AFV Club have released the two Pioneer Assault Bridge sprues from their Sd.Kfz.251/7 Ausf.C Sturmbrücke (kit #AF 35077) as a separate kit which allows you to convert any 251 Ausf.C or Aust.D into the /7 Pioneer vehicle as well as using the bridges separate in a diorama setting.

The kit consists of 72 parts in olive drab plastic with the standard of moulding again excellent with no pin marks to be seen, this is especially noticeable on the wooden slats and bridge sections which are blemish free.

The additional Sd.Kfz.251/7 interior Engineer equipment parts are still included with the two large storage boxes that replace the rear crew seats and a selection of mines, ammo boxes and wooden boxes with the mine packs made up of three parts each for nice details.

The large 8 ton bridge sections are in separate lower and upper sections with details on both sides and are also of the correct length and width with excellent surface details as well as separate side lifting handles. The hull side mounted brackets have separate top sections with added detail for if you don’t show the bridge sections in place. Added to the sprues are the three wooden slats often seen fitted between the hull side mounting brackets to provide extra storage space and I presume these are also now included on the sprues in kit #35077.

A very useful accessory set from AFV Club that will allow you to convert any 251 Ausf.C or Aust.D into the /7 Pioneer vehicle as well as using the bridges separate in a diorama setting with any vehicle crossing the bridges without getting the full kit if all you need is the bridges.

Highly recommended.

The Sprues:

Sprue V x 2
AFV Club
Bridge section details showing upper and lower detail of top section
AFV Club


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