Adapted to the Desert
The Long Range Desert Group (L.R.D.G.) was a mobile unit that the British Army employed in North Africa during WWII, and which was tasked with harrying Nazi German communication lines. One of the vehicles that they relied upon was this 1.5ton truck, modified for use as a command car. With economy of weight a primary consideration, the roof and doors were removed; the vehicles were further localized with the use of run-flat tires, a radiator condenser and sand mats, while firepower was added with Lewis or Vickers guns.
About the Model
¡¹This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit recreating an L.R.D.G. command car. Length: 157mm. ¡¹The stripped-down form of the vehicle is captured with aplomb. ¡¹Side hatches on the rear bed radio storage compartment can be assembled in open or closed position. ¡¹Features a realistic depiction of the ladder frame and leaf-sprung suspension. ¡¹Comes with a host of parts depicting accessories such as sand mats, condenser, sleeping bags, canisters, boxes and more. ¡¹Includes 2 figures – a driver and a gunner.