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#1 lapazleo

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:50 AM

Here's a pic of a prototype Powerliner conventional I found in Wheels of Time magazine. Never produced but I thought would be a neat project using Italeri's FLC kit.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:39 AM

Who knew there was such a beast! From the picture, I see fenders similar to a 70's Kenworth W900. If I saw correctly, this was to be offered with 600-700 hp? In those days, that was seldom heard of!

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:55 AM

Like the coe powerliner would of had cummins kt,v8 cat or v 12 detroit. I will try to get clearer pic.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:36 AM

Here is the full article. Thanks to wheels of time magazine,Attached File  scan0001.jpg   102.34KB   57 downloadsAttached File  scan0002.jpg   121.81KB   58 downloads

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:57 PM

Wild stuff !

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:05 PM

Wow, that's out of the ordinairy! Too bad the Powerliner didn't have a go at it. It would make a good modeling subject with the Italeri kit though. On the other hand it's a good thing the prototype in the last picture didn't make it either! Thanks Leo!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:24 PM

Cabovers were still the standard at the time so at least we got the coe powerliner. An ambitious project would be to model the various prototypes.