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1/72 Crossley 4x4 RAF Fire Tender - KIT

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FKM 72008
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This is a resin KIT of 1/72 Crossley 4x4 RAF Fire Tender - DECALS INCLUDED.
For ready built, please contact us for price.

  In 1935 a new War Office specification was issued for a medium 3 ton 4 x 4 truck to replace the 6 x 4 IGL type and in 1938 an order for a prototype was placed. This vehicle was of an advanced design with independent suspension,  bus engine and a 5 speed gearbox. It performed well but in the end because of pressures to get production underway and ease of repair the War Office requested a simpler vehicle.
  The final design, known as the FWD or Four Wheel Drive, had an 11 foot wheelbase and used a conventional suspension. They were famously used with a "Queen Mary" trailer by the RAF for aircraft transport and recovery. The FWD was Crossley Motors largest ever production run exceeding even the World War 1 RFC, given the conditions and the cramped factories a remarkable performance.

: Own 4-cylinder, 5.266 cm3 (321 cubic inches) displacement, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 90 at 2.500 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed.
Transfer case: 2-speed.
Brakes: Hydraulic with servo assistance.
Tyres: 10.50 - 20.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 123 liters (27 gallons).
Additional: The vehicle carried 1350 liters (300 gallons) of water and 110 liters (25 gallons) of foam-liquid.

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  1. Funny fire engine

    Posted by Frenchy Dan on 5th Jan 2016

    I love its funny look - looks good on a RAF diorama. However, not a kit for beginners, the placement of some bits and pieces is sometimes tricky and not very obvious.

  2. I do like these little airfield vehicles

    Posted by Thomas on 6th Oct 2010

    Flash was almost non-existant.
    It takes a bit of thought to put together.

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