New: RSO/01 tractor

We previewed the RSO on our Facebook Page a few months back, and since then we’ve received countless messages enquiring as to when it’s being released – this week, it’s ready and waiting!

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The RSO (short for Raupenschlepper Ost – or “Caterpillar Tractor East”) was a lightweight, fully tracked, German vehicle, built to solve the issue of the poor performance of wheeled vehicles in the mud and the snow on the Soviet Front.

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The RSO was initially designed as a tow and supply vehicle for German artillery units – however, immediately after it was assigned to the Eastern Front, the Germans started using it for a wide variety of battlefield roles. The reliability, simplicity, ease of maintenance, flexibility, and ability to tackle almost any terrain meant that it saw action across the Eastern front.

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The RSO chassis was also used as the basis of a tank hunter, mounting a PaK 40 75mm anti-tank gun, imaginatively called the RSO/PaK40. Yes, we’re making that too…

If you’re new to Bolt Action, why not head over to the award-winning boltaction.com – a site which we’ve specifically designed to give newcomers a flavour of Bolt Action – with hints, tips, and tonnes of information!

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