Full resin model of Oustin Putilov (Остин Путиловец) Armoured car
13 grey resin parts
instruction for assembly
In 1916 a decision was made to produce a Russian armoured car on the well known Austin chassis. 60 chassis units — identical to those used in 3rd series — were ordered from Austin.
The mission of building armoured hulls was entrusted to Putilovski Works, Saint Petersburg. It was planned to build the cars by July 1917, but work was virtually brought to halt by the February Revolution and the subsequent chaos. Not until March 1918 were the first cars produced. Later the production was transferred to Izhorski Works.
A total of 33 vehicles were produced in 1918-1920. In contemporary Russian documents the model was referred to as Russian Austin, but eventually became better known as Austin-Putilov.
Russian Austins’ most obvious features were diagonally placed MG turrets (in order to reduce width) and additional right side door. They also had MG mounts with better elevation and other minor improvements