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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. Kit very interesting and rare for 1/72

    Posted by JC-MAHON-France on 14th Jun 2017

    I put 5 stars for the presentation and the preparation of the pieces in their box. On the other hand, I am a little disappointed with the assembly boards. I think that two or three views are missing in order to see the assemblies of parts in particular that of the marks 32 and 41.
    In the pictures, I did not see where the marker 30 is mounted? Just as the mounting of the marker 37 is not very visible. To finish, there is an existing part in the panoply that is without reference? A big U-shaped pipe that is mounted on the back but how?
    Nevertheless, it is an original model not found elsewhere. And then, it does not hurt to think a little ...
    My only last problem is whether I painted it in khaki or red? That is the question ?

  2. 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.

  3. 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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