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Status: JAN 2019 PRE-ORDER

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Precision Model Art Display Armor P0325
Chevrolet 1533X2 30cwt Patrol Truck Display Model
British Army LRDG, North Africa, 1942

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Chevrolet 1533X2 30cwt Patrol Truck   3.5"   1.5"


PLEASE NOTE: This item has a planned arrival date of January 2019 and is only available for PRE-ORDER at this time.
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The Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) was a reconnaissance and raiding unit of the British Army during the Second World War. It was formed specifically to carry out deep penetration, covert reconnaissance patrols and intelligence missions from behind Italian lines, although they sometimes engaged in combat operations. Because the LRDG were experts in desert navigation, they were sometimes assigned to guide other units, including the Special Air Service and secret agents across the desert.

The LRDG vehicles were mainly two wheel drive, chosen because they were lighter and used less fuel than four wheel drive. They were stripped of all non-essentials, including doors, windscreens and roofs. They were fitted with a bigger radiator, a condenser system, built up leaf springs for the harsh terrain, wide, low pressure desert tyres, sand mats and channels. The 1533x2 was a purpose built military modification of the 1.5 ton YR series Chevrolet trucks. These modifications included a special truck bed as well as modifications to cab, front grill and suspension. Further modifications were made to the trucks once they reached the LRDG machine shops. Because the trucks were being made for the British Army they were now right hand drive. The popular "water fall" grill of the civilian truck was replaced by a grill with fewer slats to allow better air flow.

Chevrolet 1533X2 30cwt Patrol Truck

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Precision Model Art Display Armor

The Precision Model Art display model range presents detailed, ready made plastic models of military vehicles.

Precision Model Art display vehicles feature:

  • Molded plastic construction with some metal 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.

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