The Motor Pool's 'Dog Days of Summer' 15% Off Sale!
The fireworks have faded, the sun is burning brightly and the beach is certainly beckoning, but best of all it means the start of our annual 15% off 'Summer Sale! This sale begins on Tuesday, July 8th, and ends on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014. This discount can be used for any type of item, from in-stock merchandise to pre-orders, back orders and special orders.
As always, we would greatly appreciate it if you could keep these orders separate and do not combine non-qualifying items with sales merchandise. If you have any questions, feel free to call or email us. Customers must apply discount code "TMP128" at the point of checkout in the coupon code box. Sale ends Sunday, August 3rd, 2014, 12AM EST....[posted 7/8/2014]
The M5 Stuart light tank made its debut in the invasion of Casablanca in French North Africa. By 1943, and at the time of the invasion of Sicily, the upgraded M5A1 was becoming the standard light tank of the American armored divisions.
The Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind ("Whirlwind") was an anti-aircraft vehicle based on the Panzer IV. It was developed in 1944 as a successor to the earlier AA tank, the Mobelwagen.
In August 1943, Steyr-Werke indicated to the Waffenamt the possibility of using the RSO as a self-propelled carriage for the PaK40 gun. As a result, a Test Series of fifty was ordered on September 30th, 1943, to be ready within one month. Hitler saw a demonstration of this vehicle early in October, and the fifty were sent for troop trials with Army Group South.
The Autoblinda Lince ("Lynx") was an Italian armored car used by the Italian Social Republic between 1943-1945 during World War II. The Lince was a copy of the British Daimler Dingo and was primarily used for reconnaissance. Its armament consisted of a single 8 mm machine gun.
Manufactured in Czechoslovakia at the Skoda Munitions Works, the Hetzer was designed to be a low-cost light tank destroyer that could stand up to the rigors of battle on any front. Entering service in July 1944, the Hetzer used a wide range of existing components from the outclassed PzKpfw 38(t) tank.
The Sonderkraftfahrzeug (Sd. Kfz.) 251 half-track had its origins in the same requirement as the smaller and lighter Sd. Kfz. 250. Intended as an armored personnel carrier, the Sd. Kfz. 251 entered service in 1939, and quickly became the standard means of transport for the panzergrenadiers.
The Motor Pool is proud to present a wide selection of fully-assembled military diecast vehicles, helicopters, warships and aircraft from Air Commander, Air Force 1 Model Company, Altaya, Amercom, Armour Collection, Aviation 72, BBI, Blitz 72, Century Wings, Corgi, DeAgostini, Defence International, Dragon, Eaglemoss Collections, Easy Model, Falcon Models, First Gear, Gaincorp, Gaso.Line, Gearbox Toys, Gemini Aces, Gonio/ Kaden Models, Hobby Master, Italeri, IXO Models, Luft-X, Marushin, McFarlane Toys, Minichamps, Motorart, Norscot, Oryon, Oxford Diecast, Panzerstahl, Rio, Schuco, Signature Models, Sky Defenders, Sky Guardians Europe, SkyMax Models, Solido, Sword Precision Scale Models, Taigen, Tamiya, Tank Museum, The Collectors Showcase, TWH Collectibles, UAN-Lorenzi, Unimax Forces of Valor, Verem, War Master, Welly, and X-Plus, as well as our own line of customized vehicles. We also stock a large range of off-road, civilian, parade, construction, racing vehicles and motorcycles, from such established brands as Buby's Collector's Classics, Corgi, Heinrich Bauer, Joal, Minichamps, Rextoys, Rio, Quiralu, and Signature Models, as well as a complete assortment of radio controlled tanks from Unimax and Taigen. If you have a question about any of our products or services, or are simply looking for a particular vehicle to add to your collection, feel free to drop us a line. We'll do our best to keep you completely satisfied and continually apprised of new and exciting product as it becomes available.