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Model #87.043 - Artitec BMW R75 motorcycle w/ sidecar  


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Artitec 87.043 Highlights:

Model: Artitec's 87.043 1/87 scale BMW R75 motorcycle w/ sidecar is a resin kit and is unpainted.

Prototype: BMW, along with its rival Zündapp, produced most of the Wehrmacht’s motorcycles during World War II. The BMW R75 was specifically manufactured for the Wehrmacht beginning in 1938 and was powered by a OHV 745cc engine. The sidecar’s wheel was connected by axel to the R75’s rear wheel, giving the combination increased maneuverability. The BMW R75 was typically used as a light reconnaissance or dispatch vehicle and it was common for the sidecar to mount and MG 34 machine gun. BMW and Zündapp motorcycles became stereotypical of German motorized forces due to their frequent appearance in massed formations in pre-war propaganda films. One of the most memorable appearances of a BMW R75 is the use of a Russian-built copy in the motorcycle “joust” scene in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

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