Italeri MAN F8 6x4 with BRO recovery unit 1/24 scale
By Erik Fontein
For this model I have used the reissue of the Italeri MAN 26.321 Formul6 kit. For references taken from the internet I removed the sleeper from the cab. On the roof rack, which was intended for the spoiler, I have a headlight and beacons placed. From the bumper I have removed the under spoiler and behind the cab is a vertical exhaust and air filter installed.
Furthermore, the model was build per instructions, the chassis is extended with 2,4 cm to create enough length for the Bro recover unit and the Effer crane.
The Effer crane is a standard Italeri kit but under the subframe I have made a box to store necklaces and other small materials. Under this box are the air tanks installed and I have also made the oil pipelines at the crane.
The BRO recover unit is standard, but the high front of the boxes was reduced by 15mm. BRO delivered these boxes in two different heights. With the increased release could choose to increase the 2 extra fuel tanks or a fuel tank and a water tank to place.
In the right box the integrated fuel tank was removed leaving an opening, the fuel tank to the chassis fits exactly. Such integrated fuel tank was also an option of BRO.