Staghound Mk I "Tulip"
|Kit #: 72314||Review by Rob Haelterman|
Picture above from Henk of Holland, used with permission.
"Tulip" was the name British troops gave to AFV equipped with 60 lb rocket projectiles (the same as used by RAF Typhoon squadrons). Sherman and Cromwell Tulips are well-known, Staghound Tulips more or less unknown. More about that later.
As Al Magnus has already written an extensive construction review of the very similar Staghound Mk II, I'll limit myself to the kit-specific items.
below is common to all RPM Staghounds.
of the big sprue below is the same for all RPM Staghounds but the
satellite sprues are different for the subvariants. This sprue seems
to have the turret of the Mk.II (which carried a 3" howitzer)
and the 37mm gun of the Mk.I., on top and to the left of the main
sprue respectively. I don't know if this is correct for this vehicle,
as very little is to be found about this specific variant. In fact,
Osprey Publishing's "Staghound Armored Car 1942–62"
states that experiments were inconclusive and production not pursued.
As can be seen above, RPM provides a fair bit of interior detail.
are two marking options; both are for the (Canadian) XII Manitoba
Dragoons. Unlike the decals Al got for his Staghound
Mk II, these decals are crisp and in register.
Review sample purchased by author's wife as a present.