WPL’s Radio control 1/16 E1/ GAZ 71

Sgt301

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For anyone interested in this tracked vehicle by WPL, I finally got mine a few days ago in the mail. I’ve painted the cargo canopy dark gray because it came bright white. I may be able to get a smaller figure in it, but I will have to cut out the floor area to fit. I may just pop a figure in two and try that. It travels good up inclines and thick grass but the front screws in the drive sprockets will loosen up on you. As you can see it’s kinda small for 1/16 when you put a Marauders figure beside it. I think it’s closer to 1/18 scale. I watch a YouTube channel called Survival Russia, he’s always doing something cool like building a 12 sided house or metal detecting around old siberian gulags. He actually owns one of these things so when I saw it in RC form I had to get it. It is toy grade but has two speed or power levels and can turn fairly fast. Also, the rear canopy can be removed easily and reveals a nice little cargo space.
 

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Here’s some more pictures of the “gator” 👍
 

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I think I saw one of those on one of those world race shows. The team was also being transported across part of Siberia as I recall. It's one of those "goes where there aren't roads" kind of vehicles. It almost resembles an MLRS minus the missile turret.
 

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The real ones are supposed to be good for swampy land, snow etc… It’s like having a tracked pickup truck.
 
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THat thing looks tiny! But cool!
I know, that’s why I wonder who does the actual scale measurements on something like this. I haven’t gotten up the courage to disassemble it yet because I’m waiting for someone else on YouTube to customize theirs first. I might have to lower the seat as well as cutting out the floor so a figure/driver can be installed. I also want to waterproof the hull so it floats. There’s a video on YouTube I saw where the guy swam his in a pool of water. If we can just keep the Chinese from going to war with us maybe WPL will release something rtr and figure friendly 😎