• Highly detailed model · Total details 435 ·
  • 396 plastic parts · 9 PE parts ·
  • 30 clear plastic parts ·
  • Decals included.
  • 10 variants of painting and marking. ·
  • Full-color instruction. ·
  • New Tooling.
  • Up-to-date technology using sliding moulds. ·
  • Highly detailed chassis ·
  • Engine is accurately represented ·
  • Authentic wooden texture ·
  • All doors can be assembled open or closed.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

In 1933 started production of GAZ-3 – bus with 16 seats. In 1936 the bus was renamed to GAZ-03-30, were -03 means model of chassis and -30 – model of body. Buses had single-wing back door till 1937, after it was replaced by swing door. From 1938 buses were transferred to the upgraded chassis MM with 50-hp engine, same as all GAZ-AA models. GAZ-03-30 buses were used for local passenger traffic and official use. GAZ-03-30 became the most used bus of pre-war period. During the WWII period many GAZ-03-30 buses were in military service. Buses were used as troop carriers, staff cars, ambulances etc. Lot of buses were captured by German Army and used till the end of the WWII. Between 1933-1950 14,809 GAZ-3 and GAZ-03-30 buses were produced.

Paul Tosney – Model Builder International – www.modelbuilderinternational.com

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Paul Tosney

Paul has been with Model Builder International since almost the beginning. He started building models as a boy, and took a hiatus, but started building again a few years ago. He builds pretty much anything, but mostly WW2, with a smattering of modern and the occasional SciFi model.

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