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1:72 USAAF 8th Air Force Bomber Resupply Set

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AVAILABLE AIR06304 Airfix 1:72
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1:72 USAAF 8th Air Force Bomber Resupply Set

As US bomber operations began to take place at airfields all over Southern England from the summer of 1942, the vehicles used in servicing their Liberators and Flying Fortresses were slowly changing from the standard RAF support vehicles, to specialised US Air Force equipment.  From fuel trailers to bomb trolleys, Bedfords were quickly being replaced by Chevrolets.   

Autocar U-7144-T 4X4 tractor unit and F-1 fuel trailer. The U-7144-T was used extensively by the US military from 1942 onwards and was certainly found on most, if not all USAAF airfields in Britain, particularly in conjunction with the standard F-1 fuel trailer. With many aircraft requiring refuelling on a daily basis, it was usual for each base to have numerous examples of the U-7144-T available at any one time.

Chevrolet M6 bomb service truck. This utility 4X4 truck was capable of carrying a small number of bombs in its own right, but was more commonly used in conjunction with the M5 bomb trailer. Indeed, it was capable of towing up to five fully loaded M5 bomb trailers, which was just as well considering the number of missions USAAF bomber crews were required to undertake. The new set will also include the M5 bomb trailer.

Cushman Model 39 Package Car. This light, three-wheeled utility vehicle will have been used for a multitude of light duties on USAAF bases. A development of a motor scooter design, the single wheel at the back provided the power for the vehicle, which allowed a small cargo box to be fitted at the front. Again, the Cushman would have been a regular feature on a USAAF airfield.

  • Cushman Model 39 Package Car: length 34mm, width 17mm
  • Chevrolet M6 Bomb Service Truck: length 74mm, width 25mm
  • M5 Bomb Trailer: length 77mm, width 33mm
  • Autocar U-7144-T 4x4 Tractor Unit: length 72mm, width 33mm
  • F-1 Fuel Trailer: length 129mm, width 36mm

Additional Information

Article No AIR06304
Article No of Manufacturer A06304
Аvailability AVAILABLE
Colour For colouring
Scale 1:72
Manufacturer Airfix
Brand No
Series No
EAN 5055288630925
Material Polystyrene (plastic).
Epoch 1939-1945 World War II
Age recommendation Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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Package content:

Plastic scale model kit made of polystyrene, an exact detailed replica of the real model.

Assembly instructions and decals included (water adhesive decals) The model comes unassembled and unpainted and requires glue and paints to be finished. Unless stated on the box the kit does not contain paints, glue, and brushes.

Additional products:

You can find the necessary paints and spraysglues and decal softenersprimers, surfacers and puttiestoolsbrushes in Modeling materials.

For further detailing such you can find various photo-etched parts and resin details.