Hi, whoever in Germany has any interest in trucks knows the Krupp Titan - even more than six decades after its introduction in 1950. The few Titans that still exist are the highlight of every vintage truck meeting. Some features made the Titan unique in those early post-war years:
- Because Krupp had no big engine they coupled two 3-cylinder two-stroke diesel engines. Krupp was the only German manufacturer that ever used two-stroke diesels. The idling sound was so odd that the Titan was known as the only truck that was able to say its name ("kruppkruppkruppkruppkrupp...")
- Its power of 210 PS was incredible, most other German heavy trucks had only 130 to 160 PS ( 1 PS = appr. 1hp net). Additionally there was a high-speed version available that was capable of 94 kph, faster than many of the small passenger cars in those days.
- Its appearance - obviously inspired by the Cord 812 and the 1937 Opel Kapitän - was spectacular. I still remember that I saw one as a boy of about five years. I was so fascinated that I urged my father for days until he bought me a Titan as a toy model.
There is not much to say about the Revell kits: They are outstanding, probably the best kits ever made by Revell of Germany. Except a minor fit problem between fenders and cab they are a pleasure to build. Unfortunately Revell recommends really unattractive colour combinations. Therefore I finished my models 10 or 15 years ago in those colours I saw as a little boy.
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