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Maultier Ambulance
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Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 - 11:23 PM UTC
A review of the third Maultier in Dragon''s catalog. this is the ambulance version which was configured to carry nine battlefield casualties.

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Biggles2
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - 03:01 AM UTC
The sprue shots show the tires, wheels, and suspension for the Blitz. Do you then have the option of building the Blitz instead of the Maultier?
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - 05:00 AM UTC
Well, except for the cargo bed which you would have to source from somewhere else. I would just grab one of the Blitz kits, either from Tamiya or Dragon (if still available). That way you get everything you need. Wait a minute, are you planning a Blitz ambulance???
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - 05:18 AM UTC
Having scratch built both this mule as a V-2 service vehicle and also a 4x4 blitz ambulance, I would have to say everything here looks correct and VERY well detailed.

Excellent new kit!

p.s. When is anyone going to do a 4x4 Blitz? There are plenty in the Chicago area if you need one to measure.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - 06:17 AM UTC
looks like a cool kit am adding to my wish list
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - 08:26 AM UTC
I need to keep an eye out for this.



~ Jeff
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - 01:37 PM UTC
I got mine last month,really looks great in the box,looking forward to doing this one,really different subject
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - 03:35 PM UTC
Thanks for the timely review. I have been waiting for months for the release and should have it this Friday or Saturday. Bought it from AdvantageHobby.com for $44.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - 03:39 PM UTC
Anyone have actual referance photos of this? I have looked online and haven't found anything.
clovis899
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Posted: Thursday, July 04, 2013 - 05:46 AM UTC
I feel your pain, hard to find anything online regarding this particular configuration. I don't which reference, Nuts and Bolts?, covers this variant in any detail. If anyone can help chime in and let everyone know.
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Posted: Friday, July 05, 2013 - 05:06 AM UTC
I have a feeling this might be another "Paper Panzer" so to speak, but the General Service shelter box was certainly offered on the Maultier frame and the Ambulance shelter (lower roof overall but raised clesestory down the middle of the roof was also offered,) so this combination is definately possible.

If anyone feels nervous about this combo just move the ambulance shelter over onto a standard Blitz chassis and you are definately good to go!

p.s. The side storage boxes that fill the wheelweld cut-outs on the Maultier version are seperate castings in the kit so they can be easily left out on the straight Blitz. Also it is a toss up on needing rear fenders on the straight Blitz. Many had them when the shelter box was installed, many did not to save on sheet metal!
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Posted: Friday, July 05, 2013 - 07:16 AM UTC
Ok after a brief internet search I guess this vehicle isn't so much of a Paper Panzer as I thought.

This one is rough but at least it proves the vehicle existed. Looks like they painted the shelter body all white which could be another interesting detail!
FAUST
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Posted: Friday, July 05, 2013 - 08:01 AM UTC
That is not a Opel Maultier. Looking at the style of the hood and the way it opens It most likely is a Ford V3000 Maultier

Got a better picture here


This is an Opel Maultier Ambulance



Ibuild148
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Posted: Friday, July 05, 2013 - 04:59 PM UTC
MEGA props FAUST for pulling up these jewels! I tried different word configurations on Google and sorted thru 20 -30 pgs with nothing.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - 10:12 AM UTC
I just got this kit today. Wow...it looks like quite a nice kit, in the box. The tracks really are tiny!!!! I thought this kit came with the German Medical troops?! Maybe it was just the initial production run that had the figures included. I'm kind of intimidated by the tracks...but I'll soldier on and build them anyway. DS tracks would be a real boost for this kit. Thanks for the review.

Jeff
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Posted: Thursday, December 04, 2014 - 08:10 PM UTC
Just got done with this about two weeks ago; it is a winner, fits were great, looksa awesome.
Tojo72
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Posted: Thursday, December 04, 2014 - 08:37 PM UTC

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Just got done with this about two weeks ago; it is a winner, fits were great, looksa awesome.



Mine's still in the stash.How about some pictures ?
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Posted: Friday, December 05, 2014 - 05:34 PM UTC
Ref colour schemes for German ambulances, I recently bought an issue of a French magazine which majors on the Normandy battles. This particular issue has an article on ambulances evacuated to and via Rouen during the Ruckmarsch from Normandy. Many of them are painted all white, and this appears to have been achieved in many cases by whitewashing over the Dunkelgelb, winter camo fashion, judging from the scruffiness of some of the final results. This only applies to the West, as the Russians fired on ambulances anyway, not being signatories to the Geneva Convention, so there was no point singling them out. Despite the white colouring, many still got shot up by Allied "Jabos", partly because it was difficult to pick and choose in mixed columns from the air, partly because it was suspected war materials were moved in ambulances to avoid strafing!