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Hobby Master 1:48 Ground Power Series HG1610
Willys Jeep Diecast Model
RCAF No.400 Sqn, Denmark, July 1945

1:48 Scale   Length   Width
Willys Jeep   2.75"   1.25"

The 400 Squadron RCAF was formed in 1932 as 10 (Army Cooperation) Squadron but it wasn't until 1934 that they began flying. In 1941 the squadron was renamed "400 (City of Toronto) Squadron. Throughout WWII the No. 400 Squadron operated from 21 different airfields carrying out combat missions and reconnaissance flights. No. 400 Squadron RCAF was a component of No. 39 (Reconnaissance) Wing, No. 83 Group, Second Tactical Air Force, RAF. No. 400 Squadron Jeeps were supplied by the RAF.

Willys Jeep

Designed to meet a US Department of War requirement for a light, cross-country reconnaissance vehicle, the Willys MB Army Jeep was manufactured between 1941 and 1945. The Willys Jeep was the original version of what would later become one of the most iconic vehicles in American history, evolving into a popular civilian vehicle that is still being produced today. The Willys Jeep was a compact, four-wheel drive vehicle that rapidly became one of the most prolific vehicles of WWII. More than 640,000 standardized versions were produced, with 8,690 other versions built over a period of four years.

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Hobby Master's 1:48 scale Jeep packs a lot of scale detail into a small package. The chassis and drive train is constructed almost entirely in diecast metal providing a nice weighted feel to the model. The interior features a pad-printed instrument panel, separately painted seat cushions and scale steering wheel and transmission gear-shifts levers. Each release highlights a variety of cabin equipment configurations such as a center mounted machine gun, open or closed ragtop and rear mounted radio equipment (See Photos). Separately applied battlefield equipment includes shovels, hatchets, jerry cans and a spare tire. Underneath the model the drive train and leaf-spring suspension are clearly visible.

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Hobby Master 1:48 Ground Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:48 Ground Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military vehicles.

Hobby Master "1:48 Ground Power Series" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Selected opening hatches.
  • Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks on detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.

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