Tamiya U.S. 2½ Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck Model Kit 35218 Scale 1:35
- Brand: Tamiya
- MPN: 35218
- Scale: 1/35
- Type: Truck
- Material: Plastic
- Model: Cargo Truck
- AGE: 14+
- Colour: Green
- Country of Origin: Philippines
- Product Features: Not Painted
- Sub Type: Kit
- Product Theme: Militaria
- Year Released: 2021
- Weight: 0.334 Kg
This product for sale is the Tamiya U.S. 2½ Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck Model Kit Scale 1/35. WWSM includes FREE Delivery to ALL UK destinations for these model kit products.
The American motor car industry produced an outstanding number of military vehicles during 5 years of the World War 2. Those were widely used not only by the U.S. troops but also by other allied troops.
The U.S. was literally the arsenal of democracies. As the World War 2 was the first modern mobile warfare, logistics was of greater importance than ever. Sometimes, it was even more important to ensure smooth supply lines than to develop better ordnance. Many kinds of vehicle were used for supply operations, and among them, the 2 1/2 ton truck, known as "Jimmy" or "Deuce and a half", was one of the most mass produced vehicles, recording the total production of 810,000.
The nickname "Jimmy" was derived because the majority of the total production was done by the GMC firm. The most widely used engine was Type 270 with a displacement of 4,416cc, yielding 104 horsepower. The power was transmitted to the wheels via five-speed transmission. Two types of driving axles were offered to the truck.
One is "Banjo type" manufactured by Chevrolet and the other is "Split type" made by Timkin. Apart from the driving axles, many components, such as cabin, cargo body and chassis frame, varied according to the manufacturers and various uses. Variants included the normal steel-body cargo truck, water tanker, gasoline tanker, cargo-dump truck and multi-role type with tipping cargo body. The most popular variant, GMC CCKW-353 with normal cabin and long wheelbase of 164 inch, weighing 4.8 ton, had carrying capacity of 2.42 ton on rough roads and 4 ton on pavement. The maximum speed reached 72km/h.
WWSM Says: -
Model Kit Features:
- Ready to assemble precision model kit
- Highly accurate static display model
- Complete interior and exterior detailing
- Realistic chassis undersurface and suspension
- Includes a lifelike crew figure
- With plentiful accessory parts
Packaging Dimensions: Length: 29 cm Height: 19 cm Width: 6 cm All measurements are approximates to the nearest 0.5cm
About the Brand Tamiya
Tamiya are a Japanese manufacturer of plastic model kits and remote control vehicles. Specialising in 1/35 Military and Scaled Figures, Aircraft, Helicopters, Ships, Cars and Motorbikes. We stock the complete range of Hobby Kits, Paints, Tools and Accessories for both beginner and experienced Modellers.
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