OUR MILITARY RANGE IS STEADILY INCREASING. THESE ARE THE FIRST TWO MILITARY KITS THAT WE HAVE HAD ON SALE FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS, WITH OTHER ITEMS BEING ADDED PERIODICALLY.
ALSO SHOWN NOW ARE A SELECTION OF CIVILIAN MODELS THAT CAN BE USED AS MILITARY VARIANTS AND ADDITIONAL MILITARY MODELS ARE BEING ADDED TO THE RANGE.
AGAINST EACH MODEL DESCRIPTION YOU WILL FIND LINKS TO PURCHASE THE NECESSARY PARTS REQUIRED.

KIT1 1944 Leyland Hippo 10 ton GS 6 wheeler

 Complete kit of the Leyland Hippo 10 ton GS used by the army and Air Force in all theatres as long distance general cargo carriers. This item can be ordered here.

 

KIT2 1954 Leyland Hippo/Thompson 2500 gallon pressure refueller

 Introduced in 1954, these vehicles were used throughout the V bomber era and beyond in the UK, 2nd TAF and middle and far east air stations. This item can be ordered here

 

1949 Austin K4 3 ton GS with tilt

 These vehicles replaced the wartime Austin K3 and were used by both army and Air Force as general service and driver training vehicles. A large fleet of these was based at RAF Weeton, Lancashire in the 1950's, specifically for driver training purposes. This model consists of: AUS2; CH5B24 and W3.

 

1939-45 Bedford OY 3 ton GS/OXC tractor unit

Bedford OY 3 ton GS was the most popular 3 ton normal control GS used during WW2 and for many years thereafter. This comprises BED1; CH5B43 and W26.

Bedford OXC tractor unit is an effective replacement for the Airfix Queen Mary tractor unit which is under scale. The parts required are BED1CH6 and W26.

 

1938-54 Karrier Bantam 2 ton GS

Used for airfield and RAF station general duties in various mundane service roles. The parts required are: KAR2; CH9B12b and W16.

 

1952 Karrier Bantam MkII 2 ton GS

The later Karrier Bantam cab gradually replaced the MkI Bantam and was used on airfields and RAF stations for similar duties as stated above. The parts required are: KAR1; CH9B12b and W16.

 

1939-45 Austin K3 3 ton GS with tilt

Produced by Austin Motor Company for the war department during the Second World War based on the civilian 1939 K2/4 cab. The military mesh grille is formed by using 3 sections of the fine radiator mesh transfer TFR64. The parts required are: AUS1a; CH5aB43 and W26.

 

1939-45 Bedford OY petrol/water tanker

 

Used by both the army and air force during WW2, usually with a tilt frame to disguise the tank. This model consists of: BED1; CH5aB7 and W26.

 

1939-45 Commer Q4 3 ton GS with tilt

Produced by Austin Motor Company for the war department during the Second World War based on the civilian 1939 K2/4 cab. The military mesh grille is formed by using 3 sections of the fine radiator mesh transfer TFR64. The parts required are: COM5; CH5aB43 and W26.

 

1940 Canadian Dodge D60L 3 ton GS with tilt

Imported from Canada in large numbers to help re-equip the army after Dunkirk. This model comprises: DOD7; CH5aB43 and W26.

 

1940 Canadian Dodge D15 15cwt GS

Imported from Canada at the same time as the model above. The body is a fair representation of the prototype but not exact. The parts required are: DOD7B42 and W26.

 

1938 Leyland Lynx 3 ton GS with tilt

Produced for the army at the Leyland Kingston factory. This is the later model with the enclosed cab; the majority of the earlier models appear to have been lost at Dunkirk. The parts required are: LEY15; CH5B43 and W10.

 

1950 Austin K9 1 ton GS with detachable tilt

Introduced in 1952 and used during the Cold War period in various general service roles. The favoured 1 ton truck at its time. This model comprises: AUS11; CH3bB53 and W30.

 

1952 Austin K9 RAF 4 stretcher ambulance

This model was used on all operational flying stations by the RAF during the Cold War period and some were later transferred to the army. The parts required are: AUS11; CH3b; B54 and W30.

 

1952 Austin K9 1 ton wireless/signals truck

Used mainly by the army for field operations and some were used by the RAF. This model consists of: AUS11; CH3bB55 and W30.

 

1950-54 Bedford RL 3 ton GS

The Bedford RL was the backbone of the British Army throughout the 1950s and 60s. This is the early model with the headlights in the civilian position and was produced from 1950 to 54. The parts required are: BED3M; CH3aB49 and W29.

 

1954-69 Bedford RL MkII 3 ton GS

The MkII cab features the lowered headlights to comply with lighting regulations introduced in 1954 and the mesh top vented grille for improved engine cooling. In total 69000+ RL's were produced between 1950 and the end of production in 1969 when the RL was replaced by the MK. This model comprises: BED3AM; CH3aB49 and W29.

 

1956 Bedford SAG 10 ton artic tractor unit

From the early 1950s, Bedford OXC Queen Mary tractor units were replaced with Bedford S type MkI to 1954 and MkII until 1960. These units can be used to upgrade Airfix Queen Mary outfits in the RAF recovery set and the 3 ton trailer can be upgraded to 5 tons by fitting larger wheels and tapering the rear overhang from the wheel arch to the tailboard. The parts required are: Mk1 cab - BED3; MkII cab - BED3aCH6 and W9.

 

1970s AEC Mandator 10 ton artic tractor unit

During the 1970s the AEC Mandator replaced the 1960s Bedford S types for hauling Queen Mary trailers. The same conversion to create a 5 ton Queen Mary trailer is detailed above. The parts required are: BL1CH1 and W1.

 

1952 Morris Commercial MRA1 1 ton 4x4 GS

5000 of the Morris Commercial MRA1 were ordered with an equivalent number of the Austin K9 but the MRA was always treated as a poor relation and were retired from service much earlier than the K9s. The GS body was used for various roles and a 250 gallon water tank was also fitted to this chassis. This model comprises: MOR11; CH3bB53 and W30.

 

1950 Thames 3 ton LAA tractor with BLSP cab

5000 of this chassis were ordered for various roles which was again a candidate for early retirement due to various operational deficiencies. The LAA tractor pictured can be converted from the B49 GS body by adding a front nearside aperture to the tilt with doorway and steps, and raising higher on the chassis. The parts required are: FOR11; CH3aB49 and W26R.

 

1950 Thames 3 ton 4x4 4 stretcher ambulance

 Built on the same chassis as the model above, the 3 ton ambulance seemed to have a reasonably short life during the Cold War period perhaps due to the fact that later models were smaller and more versatile. The parts required are: FOR11; CH3aB51 and W26R.

 

1950 Thames 3 ton 4x4 Binned Stores vehicle "Binner"

Does what it says on the tin - stores vehicles attached to various maintenance and engineers field workshops. The model comprises: FOR11; CH3aB52 and W26R.