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Schuco VW T2 bus "Bundeswehr", olive green, 1:87

Schuco VW T2 bus "Bundeswehr", olive green, 1:87

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VW T2 bus "Bundeswehr", olive green, 1:87


In late 1967, the second generation of the Volkswagen Type 2 (T2) was introduced. It was built in West Germany until 1979. In Mexico, the Volkswagen Kombi and Panel were produced from 1970 to 1994. Early models are often called the T2a (or "Early Bay"), models after 1971 are called the T2b (or "Late Bay") and models after 1991 are called the T2c.

This second-generation Type 2 lost its distinctive split front windshield, and was 22.5 cm (9 in) longer and considerably heavier than its predecessor. Its common nicknames are Breadloaf and Bay-window, or Loaf and Bay for short. At 1.6 L and 35 kW (48 PS; 47 bhp) DIN, the engine was also slightly larger. The battery and electrical system was upgraded to 12 volts, making it incompatible with electric accessories from the previous generation. The new model eliminated the swing axle rear suspension and transfer boxes previously used to raise ride height. Instead, half-shaft axles fitted with constant velocity joints raised ride height without the wild changes in camber of the Beetle-based swing axle suspension. The updated Bus transaxle is sought by off-road racers using air-cooled Volkswagen components.

The Volkswagen Transporter was also in use after the German Army was established in 1955. It was therefore a logical step for the German Army to also order the successor to the T1, the VW T2, from Volkswagen in greater quantities. The VW T2’s, many of which were delivered to the German Army, were used as personnel carriers, radio vehicles, ambulance vehicles and also as command vehicles, Many T2‘s were still in use until the end of the 1980’s, and were gradually replaced with the Volkswagen T3.

Product information
Schuco has produced a miniature model of this VW T2 bus to a scale of 1:87. Military models come with a metal body. As is expected of Schuco models, a number of key features have been reproduced exactly with the greatest attention to detail.

Product Specification :
Colour : Olive Green
Manufacturer : Schuco
Scale : 1/87

Packed: 12cm x 4.5cm x 7cm ( L x W x H )
Unpacked: 5cm x 2cm x 2.5cm ( L x W x H )
Excludes shipping carton

The item comes in a Paperbox Packaging with Plastic window display

Product details
Period: Historic
Material: Zinc Diecast
Model brand: Volkswagen
Scale: 1:87

Article number: 452636500


Zinc Diecast


Collector model not suitable for children under the age of 14 years, contains small parts.

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    Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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Schuco is a German manufacturing company founded in 1912 by Heinrich Müller and the businessman Heinrich Schreyer in Nuremberg Germany's toy capital since early days. The company's specialty was making toy reproductions of cars and trucks in tin, plastic and die-cast.