This version of the Pinzgauer was manufactured by BAE Systems in the UK, though originally developed by Steyr-Daimler-Puch in Austria. The British version has a modified bonnet (hood) to improve cooling, but otherswise uses the same tubular chassis, which gives it excellent rigidity and cross-country performance. It has replaced the Land Rover 101 and Reynolds-Broughton RB44 as the towing vehicle for the Rapier and 105mm light gun, among other uses. Further details can be found at https://www.army-technology.com/projects/pinzgauerallterrainl/ (though this has an older picture of the version used in Austria et al.) and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinzgauer_High-Mobility_All-Terrain_Vehicle.
The vehicle is provided as an alternative towing vehicle for the Rapier missile system, including the Blindfire radar, and the 105mm light gun. It is in current use (known as the ‘Pinz’) and is an interesting and attractive model which can be used for other functions in a British force. It is generally replacing the Land Rover Defender in many applications, despite its high initial cost. The truck is also in use in the New Zealand Army (321 purchased, known as the ‘piglet’), the Malaysian Army (332) among other smaller volume users. The truck has built up a strong reputation for its agility and reliability, and is popular with the troops.
Printing and construction is relatively straightforward at 0.1mm layer setting. The chassis should be printed with the axles facing away from the print bed, and the body in normal horizontal orientation. Some care needs to be taken in removing supports on the handrails on each side of the cargo compartment, and clearing the windows in the cabin. The wheels are provided with lengthened indentations to match the suspension axles, but these may prove difficult to clear, and some fitting may be needed at this scale. The version provided is RHD, but a LHD version could be generated on request. A separate tilt is provided for the model, which should be used with the alternative top, as this has been modified to ease assembly by the removal of some features. The tilt may still require a small amount of fitting if printing imperfections are found on the inside of the tilt.
The product is offered for personal, non-commercial use under the Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).