Bronco Models have released the second of their Staghound kits following the first kit of the T17E1 Staghound Armoured Car Mk.I Late Production (kit #CB-35011) with this kit representing the Canadian T17E1 Staghound Mk.I Late Production with 60LB Rocket Launchers.
This field conversion was used on only a handful of Canadian Staghounds in the late war period at best according to available information but it makes for an interesting looking kit.
This kit is basically the first kit with an additional two sprues (H) with the 60LB rockets and mounting frames and as such the review below is the same as for the first Staghound kit with additional comments for the new parts.
The kit represents the late production type with the most noticeable difference from the earlier types being the deletion of the turret side vision ports plus other small differences. It should also be noted there are a number of minor detail differences between late production turrets and the kit turret represents one of the versions as well as minor hull differences also noted during research and it’s best to refer to references for the particular vehicle being modelled, I will make comment on some of these minor variations during the review to hopefully help out?
Dimensionally the kit matches well to the 1:48 plans in the Hunnicut Armored Car book blown up to 1:35 scale with the only real discrepancy being the rear turret angle which we will get to below with all other dimensions being within acceptable tolerances given the thicker lines on the plans when enlarged.