Tamiya 58557 1/10 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406 Series U900 Wheelie (CW-01)
A Whole Lot of Fun, R/C Car-Style!
The multi-purpose Mercedes-Benz Unimog is a truck with unrivalled off-road performance and its name is an acronym of the German description “UNIversal-MOtor-Gerat.” The 406 can be equipped with any of approximately 3000 attachments for every imaginable task, turning the vehicle into a snowplow, fire-fighting vehicle, road maintenance vehicle, a wrecker or many more. It can look back over a history of more than half a century since its creation after WWII, and this R/C model kit recreates the 1963 release 406 Series model. The accurate polycarbonate body features the rounded bonnet and circular headlights, and is accented by metal plated parts to depict the side mirrors and front grille.
The 2WD Chassis at home with wheels in the air or on the ground
Pull the throttle trigger hard and watch the Unimog enter into a big wheelie! As it does so, the wheelie bar on the back of the rear wheel 2WD chassis supports the vehicle to ensure that it does not flip over completely. The tough ABS plastic CW-01 chassis is made for traversing rough terrain with ease: its suspension features a front independent swing axle and rear rolling rigid setup with coil springs, while the massive 115mm metal-plated wheels are fitted with large tires. The chassis marries toughness with excellent cornering thanks to the in-built differential gear. Finally, with a sealed gearbox to keep out any debris that might enter the model, reliability comes as standard too!
Features and specification
- 1/10 Scale model
- Length: 400mm, Height: 273mm, Width: 290mm.
- Weight: 1500g (not including R/C mechanism or battery pack)
- Wheelbase: 207mm
- Tread: 212mm (Front), 216mm (Rear)
- Tire Width/Diameter: 115/71mm (Front/Rear)
- ABS Box Type Frame
- Rear Wheel 2WD
- Suspension: Independent Swingarm (Front), Rolling Rigid (Rear)
- F/R Friction Dampers
- 2-Piece Steering Tie-Rod
- 3-Bevel Differentials
- Gear Ratio: 14.7:1
- Type 540 Motor
- Electronic Speed Controller included
Separately Required Items
- 2-Channel R/C System
- R6/AA/UM3 batteries for transmitter
- Battery Pack & Charger