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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series HG4003
Morris C8 Quad Artillery Tractor Diecast Model
British Army 5th Infantry Div, Italy, 1943, w/25 Pounder Gun

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Morris C8 Quad Artillery Tractor   2.5"   1.25"

The 5th Infantry Division chose the letter "Y" as their divisional sign, symbolic of their county Yorkshire. In March 1942 the 5th began their long string of combat in Madagascar, India, Iraq, Persia, Syria, Egypt, Sicily, Italy, back Egypt and Palestine. Finally they ended up in North-West Europe. In July 1943 the 5th ID took part in the invasion of Sicily as well as in September 1943 they participated in the landings in Italy. The 5th were involved in combats at The Sangro, Garigliano Crossing, Anzio and finally Rome itself.

Morris C8 Quad Artillery Tractor

Designed by Guy Motors to tow medium artillery such as the 17 pounder anti-tank gun and the 25 pounder gun-howitzer, the Morris C8 Quad was introduced in 1939. Demand for this British artillery tractor was greater than Guy's production capacity, so Morris and other manufacturers took over production, together building more than 10,000 C8 vehicles. The C8 was used by Britain and its Commonwealth forces throughout WWII and into the Korean War. It was crewed by one man but could carry up to five passengers. The C8 had a top speed of just under 50mph and a range of about 160 miles.

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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale Morris C8 Quad Gun Tractor is a three-piece set that includes a tractor, ammunition limber and 25 pound howitzer. Pieces are constructed in diecast metal with plastic used to achieve details such as the tractor's drive train and the gun's armor plate. The tractor has a separately-mounted spare tire and simulated canvas covered top and a scale multi-piece drive train and exhaust that are hand fitted to the underside. The limber has a diecast metal hitch and chassis with a center-mounted ammunition chest. The howitzer features a pivoting metal cannon, diecast metal frame, operator's seat, dial controls and indirect fire gun sight.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Ground Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military vehicles.

Hobby Master "1:72 Ground Power Series" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • 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.
  • Clear acrylic display case to protect model.

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