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Amercom Combat Vehicles ACBG25
Morris C8 Quad Artillery Tractor Diecast Model
British Army 7th Armored Div Desert Rats, Normandy, France, June 1944, w/25 Pounder Gun

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Morris C8 Quad Artillery Tractor   2.5"   1.25"

It all started in Europe but the greatest production of the Quad 4x4 Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) took place in Canada using either a Ford V-8 or a Chevrolet V-6. These vehicles were designed to transport artillery, their crews and ammunition over just about any type of terrain. Because the 25-pounder was very mobile with a good rate of fire it became the standard for British Army artillery divisions during WW II and Korea. The limber is used to carry 32 rounds of ammunition, firing platform and other equipment that couldn't fit into the Quad.

The 7th Armoured Division, the "Desert Rats" was one of the follow up formations in Normandy. The Quads and their artillery would use their speed and accuracy to provide support to their infantry formations that were tasked to clear the route to Caen and then attack it. After several incidents and several changes of commands the 7th Armoured Division was placed under the control of the 21st Army Group that took part in the liberation of Belgium, the Netherlands and Northern Germany.

Morris C8 Quad Artillery Tractor

Designed by Guy Motors to tow medium artillery such as the 17 pounder anti-tank gun and the 25 pounder gun-howitzer, the Morris C8 Quad was introduced in 1939. Demand for this British artillery tractor was greater than Guy's production capacity, so Morris and other manufacturers took over production, together building more than 10,000 C8 vehicles. The C8 was used by Britain and its Commonwealth forces throughout WWII and into the Korean War. It was crewed by one man but could carry up to five passengers. The C8 had a top speed of just under 50mph and a range of about 160 miles.

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Amercom Combat Vehicles

The Amercom "Combat Vehicles" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of light military vehicles in 1:72 scale. These arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

Amercom "Combat Vehicles" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks on detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.

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