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German Bundeswehr Daimler Benz 1017A BIGSTAF Truck - By Peter Weixelbaumer


Peter Weixelbaumer built and detailed this German Bundeswehr Daimler Benz (DB) 1017A BIGSTAF truck. BIGSTAF is an acronym for a " broad, integrated command post communications network serves as a Local Area Network (LAN) of the complete communication for all services on the command posts of the Army of the Bundeswehr with external connection via radio*," essentially a mobile LAN transmission and relay equipment "rack." The truck and body are from Roco Minitanks - all the rest is scratchbuilt and Peter notes took him nearly a year to get this finished. Note the details of the equipment bays in the photos below. You can read more on the BIGSTAF communications network on wikipedia.

* - BIGSTAF information from Wikipedia

Posted June 25, 2013