Model size: 10.2x4.3x4.1 in Package size: 14.9x6.7x1.3 in Number of parts: 300 Level: Hard Assembly Time: 8 hours Recommended Age: 14+ Kit weight: 1.4 lbs / 635 gram
Dozor-B Combat Vehicle
Assemble me. Let's carry out reconnaissance!
Ugears continues to celebrate the brave fighting men and women of Ukraine's armed forces with the Dozor-B TCWV (Tactical Combat Wheeled Vehicle), an all-wheel drive armored personnel carrier (APC). Manufactured in Ukraine and first put into service in 2007, the Dozor-B is a multi-purpose light armored vehicle for transporting personnel, weapons, medical supplies and military equipment in combat environments. It has a driving compartment, fighting compartment (the APC is usually fitted with a remote-controlled anti-aircraft machine gun that can rotate 360°) and troop compartment with ports for observation and small arms fire. The armored hull and ventilation, heating and air conditioning systems in the troop compartment provide soldiers protection against mines, small arms fire, harsh weather and even NBC conditions (employment of nuclear, biologic or chemical weapons).
The Ugears Dozor-B Combat Vehicle DIY model is also proudly made in Ukraine. It has "armor" in the form of 3.7 mm-thick plywood, all-wheel drive, full suspension, and a spring motor that allows it to travel a considerable distance (about 8 meters). Because this is Ugears, and because we love to delight and amaze our fans with cool extras, the Ugears Dozor-B Combat Vehicle features a working winch, just like its real world analogue, for self-recovery or recovery of vehicles of similar weight. Pull the front bumper-mounted winch out, hook it to an object, and watch it pull the Dozor-B forward!
Other mechanical features of the Dozor-B Combat Vehicle include opening driver and passenger side doors, and a top hatch and rear hatch that open to reveal the detailed troop compartment, complete with bench seating and rubber band seat belts! Decorative elements on the outside of the vehicle include a tool rack with crowbar, pick, axe and shovel, spare gas cans on the rear hatch for long-distance missions, and laser-engraved riveting. A ratchet knob on top (where the machine gun would normally go) allows you to wind the APC's spring motor. To set the model in motion, just lower the "Start/Stop" lever on the side of the vehicle and watch all four wheels power out!
The Dozor-B DIY armored personnel carrier model kit contains 300 parts, is rated "Medium" (for somewhat experienced modelers) and promises 8 hours of exciting construction time. Everything you need to build the Dozor-B Combat Vehicle comes included in the box. No glue or special tools are required. Be sure to closely follow the illustrated, step-by-step instructions in 11 languages (English, Ukrainian, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean) for a successful build. Pay special attention to installing the pieces with their correct orientation, and lightly sand and lubricate (with the included piece of wax) all moving parts for optimal function. One great design feature of the Dozor-B Combat Vehicle is that the rubber bands in the suspension system and in the winch mechanism can be replaced, if and when needed, without disassembling the entire model. You can leave your Dozor-B in its attractive natural wood state, paint it military drab, add a camouflage pattern or unleash your inner artist with a color scheme of your choosing. Enjoy hours of imaginative play as your Dozor-B Combat Vehicle carries out patrols, brings aid to civilians, rescues wounded troops, and helps in the defense of the Ukrainian homeland.