Knight Tourer - WWI German Staff Car

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About the Knight Tourer - WWI German Staff Car:

As automobiles replaced the horse and carriage as the main form of transportation, military commanders took to using staff cars for travel. Commanders often used customized, high-end vehicles for staff cars. The 1916 Mercedes 16/40 or “Knight Tourer” was the choice of vehicle for Kaiser Wilhelm II and other German commanders. This vehicle was state-of-the-art for the time. The “Knight” designation was in reference to the vehicle’s four-stroke Knight sleeve-valve engine. The use of staff cars provided commanders with a quick ride to and from the front. The commanding officer typically had a personal driver who always operated the vehicle.

Specifications:

  • Years produced: 1910-1924
  • Transmission: four-speed manual
  • Engine: four-stroke Knight sleeve-valve
  • Speed: 49 mph (80 km/h)

Additional information about this Brickmania custom building kit:

The Knight Tourer - WWI German Staff Car kit comes with the following features

  • Custom-printed elements
  • Two custom-printed minifigures (one driver and one officer)
  • Printed spoked wheels
  • Designed by Cody Osell
  • Includes 187 genuine new-condition elements
  • 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models
  • Intermediate Skill Level 

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