Always looking for interesting subjects to add to our world-famous 1/35 scale Military Miniatures
lineup, we now proudly announce the release of the unique French Armored Carrier UE. Display
it with the B1 bis (ITEM 35282) to create an exhibit of early WWII French AFVs.
About the Armored Carrier UE
Originally developed in the early 1930s, this light armored carrier was capable of towing light
artillery and was also designed for use in supplying infantry units at the front lines. Its compact
design meant that the heads of the two crew members protruded from the chassis, so distinctive
semi-spherical hatches were created to give them a little protection. The initial production of 60
vehicles was soon supplemented by larger orders as France sought to re-equip its army to face
the growing threat of Germany. By 1940, approximately 4,800 had been built, including an
improved version featuring 4-step gearbox and towing shackles. It was used in the early days of
WWII by the French army until its surrender, after which the German army used captured vehicles
until the end of the war, modifying some of them into self-propelled guns.
About the Model
High-quality 1/35 scale assembly kit model of the Armored Carrier UE.
Headlight and tow hook parts included to depict UE Series 2 and Series 3 variants.
Fine details such as movable cargo compartment (planned), semi-spherical hatches, and towed
trailer all accurately reproduced.
Full set of accessories, such as 6 wooden crates, 2 fuel drums, 2 each of both large and small
canvas bundles, are included for realistic depiction of cargo loads.
2 crew member torso figures and 2 new French soldier figures with MAS36 rifles in standing
poses included for increased diorama possibilities.