FRIES KRAN 16t STRABOKRAN Crane 1:35 Model Kit AMUSING HOBBY
FRIES KRAN 16t STRABOKRAN Crane 1:35 Model Kit AMUSING HOBBY
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FRIES KRAN 16t STRABOKRAN Crane 1:35 Model Kit AMUSING HOBBY

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FRIES KRAN 16t STRABOKRAN Crane
1:35 Model Kit
AMUSING HOBBY
AH35B003

Amusing Hobby plastic model kits specialises in 1:35 scale tank and model aircraft from WWII & post WWII. Recognised for the range of prototype designs from World War Two.
Respected for the quality of their mouldings and detail.


The Strabokran was a portable road gantry crane that was used by the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS tank repair units during World War II.

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The J. S. Fries Sohn company in Frankfurt am Main developed the Strabo crane before the start of the war. There were three variants, which differed in load capacities of 15 to 16 tons and different years of construction. Around 100 were built by the end of the war, some of them under license from the Stratenwerth machine factory in Duisburg. A series of “Fapo cranes” (mobile gantry cranes) from Stratenwerth is known from company brochures.

Half-track tractors (Sd.Kfz. 8 or Sd.Kfz. 9) pulled the Strabo crane in the field. It took ten soldiers about an hour to set up the strabo crane. The workshop companies of the units equipped with Panther or Tiger had the Strabo crane.