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N Scale - Herpa - 742245 - Truck, Mercedes, Unimog 435 - German Army (Deutsches Heer)

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N Scale - Herpa - 742245 - Truck, Mercedes, Unimog 435 - German Army (Deutsches Heer)


Brand Herpa
Stock Number 742245
Manufacturer Roco
Production Type Regular Production
Body Style Roco Vehicle Minitanks
Prototype Type Truck, Mercedes, Unimog 435 (Details)
Road or Company Name German Army (Deutsches Heer) (Details)
Paint Color(s) Green
Item Category Vehicles
Model Type Military
Model Subtype Truck
Model Variety Unimog U 1300
Prototype Region Europe
Prototype Era Epoch IV (1968-1985)
Years Produced 1975 - 1993
Scale 1/160



Model Information: Minitanks is a rich in tradition military series which was launched by the model railway manufacturer Roco in 1960. The brand name has stood for detailing, scale and precision in the model building world ever since. On October 1, 2007, Herpa has taken on the worldwide distribution of the military series Minitanks and will continuously advance and extended the program.

Prototype History:
The Unimog 435 is a vehicle of the Unimog-series by Mercedes-Benz. 30,726 vehicles were produced from 1975 to 1993 in eight different variants in the Mercedes-Benz Unimog-plant in Gaggenau. The vehicles were sold as Unimog U 1300 L and Unimog U 1700 L. Best selling vehicle was the U 1300 L, which was built as a special vehicle for the Bundeswehr and the German fire department often. The successor Unimog 437 with a similar appearance is still in production. The Unimog 436 is based on the Unimog 435. It is made for export and has a different cab. The names of Unimog-vehicles may create confusion, the U 1300 belongs to the Unimog 425-series, while the U 1300 L belongs to the Unimog 435-series.

Road Name History:
The German Army (German: Deutsches Heer) is the land component of the armed forces of Germany. The present-day German Army was founded in 1955 as part of the newly formed West German Bundeswehr together with the Marine (German Navy) and the Luftwaffe (German Air Force). As of 28 February 2017, the German Army had a strength of 60,431 soldiers.

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Brand/Importer Information:
Herpa, or Herpa Miniaturmodelle GmbH, is a German manufacturer of die-cast model aircraft under the Herpa Wings trademark and plastic car models under the Herpa Cars & Trucks trademark. The mainstay of Herpa Wings is in the 1/500 scale, although models are also produced in the 1/400, 1/200, and 1/1000 scales as well. Herpa Cars & Trucks are mainly produced in the 1/87 scale, although 1/120 and 1/160 scales are also offered.
Herpa also produces magazines for car & truck enthusiasts and model aircraft enthusiasts, known as Der Maßstab and WingsWorld respectively.

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Manufacturer Information:
The company was founded in 1960 by Ing. Heinz Rössler and started with a plastic Minitanks series of military vehicles. After export to the USA became successful, the model line was expanded with model trains in HO scale and the smaller N scale. TT scale was also subsequently added to the product line. The model rail product line covers many European countries including Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden and the Netherlands, and also the USA.

On July 15, 2005 ROCO Modellspielwaren GmbH was declared bankrupt. From July 25 the company continues as Modelleisenbahn GmbH, but still uses the Roco brand and associated logo. On October 1, 2007, distribution of the 'Minitank' product series was assigned to the German model car manufacturer Herpa.

Since February 2008 Modelleisenbahn also owns Fleischmann, which like Roco had gone bankrupt. The two companies continue as separate brands under Modelleisenbahn GmbH, while benefiting from economies of scale through joined development projects, marketing and procurement.

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Item created by: gdm on 2017-09-24 17:36:03. Last edited by gdm on 2021-01-18 11:03:55

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