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Scammell Commander with 62 tonne Crane Fruehauf semi-trailer 85527

Model:85527
The proportional model:1:35
Browse the number:5407

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    The Scammell Commander heavy tank transporter had its origins in a British Army requirement that envisaged main battle tanks weighing well over 60 tones. It was originally developed to replace the old Thornycroft Antars tank transporters. Development of the Commander transporter began in 1976 but due to defense spending delays the production of a batch of 125 units for the British Army did not began until 1983. The British Army used it to tow Challenger 1 and Challenger 2 main battle tanks.

    Designed to tow loads up to 65 tones, the Commander tows a special semi-trailer onto which tanks can be tail-loaded using a hydraulic 20 tone capacity winch.

     In 1990 during the operation Desert Storm 70 Scammell Commander heavy tank transporters were used to transport 40 types of various military cargo. Each of the vehicles was on the road 17 hours a day during 4 months period. On average each vehicle traveled 270 km a day on the desert roads.

     Most of the 125 British Army Commanders were based in Belgium and Germany with only a few located in the United Kingdom. The Scammell Commander is now obsolete and was replaced by the American Oshkosh 1070F heavy equipment transporter.


Item No     85527
Item Name     Scammell Commander with 62 tonne Crane Fruehauf semi-trailer
Bar Code     6939319255273
Scale     1:35
Item Type     Plastic Model Armor Kit
Model Dimension     Length: 575.4mm   Width: 105.4mm   
Total Plastic Parts     790+
Total Sprues     12 sprues , cab , trailer board and tires
Chromeplate Parts     n/a
Resin Parts     n/a
Metal Parts     n/a
Photo Etched Parts     2 pcs
Film Accessory     n/a
Released Date     2022-10
More Features     >  Detailed multi-directional slide-molded cab
>  Full drive train assembly complete with engine transmission, differential  housing and suspension units.
>  The main tires are hollow rubber with very good tread pattern
>  The windshield and side win