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  British Army AEC Matador Artillery Tractor - "Gazala" (1:76 Scale)
British Army AEC Matador Artillery Tractor

Oxford British Army AEC Matador Artillery Tractor - "Gazala"




 
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Oxford AEC008 British Army AEC Matador Artillery Tractor (1:76 Scale) "After [El] Alamein, we never had a defeat."
- British Prime Minister Winston Churchill

The AEC Matador was an artillery tractor built by the Associated Equipment Company for British and Commonwealth forces during the Second World War. AEC had already built a 4 x 2 lorry, also known as the Matador (all AEC lorries received 'M' names).

The Matador was distinctive with its flat fronted cab with gently curved roof, wheels at the corners and a flat load carrying area covered by a canvas or tarpaulin tilt. The cab was made from Ash and clad in steel. It was equipped with a winch (7-ton load in its case) like all artillery tractors. The O853 provided the basis for the 'Dorchester' Armoured Command Vehicle.

AEC also produced a larger 'Marshall' 6x6 vehicle (model O854) based on the 4x4 Matador which were generally, if not officially, also called Matador. The O854 also provided the basis for an Armoured Command Vehicle, the O857.

Pictured here is a 1:76 scale replica of a British Army AEC Matador Artillery Tractor. Now in stock!

Dimensions:
Length: 3-1/2 inches
Width: 1-1/4 inches

Release Date: June 2013

Historical Account: "Queen Lizzie" - In 1935, Bedford began the development of a 15 cwt truck for the British War Office. This entered service as the MW in 1939, and 65,995 examples had been built by the end of World War II in 1945. The MW appeared in a bewildering range of roles, as a water tanker, general duties truck, personnel carrier, petrol tanker, wireless truck and Anti-Aircraft gun tractor - among others. The War Office designated 15 cwt vehicles such as the MW as trucks, and larger vehicles as lorries.

The 1939 K-, M-, and O-series lorries were quickly redesigned for military use. This was largely a matter of styling, involving a sloping bonnet with a flat front with headlights incorporated and a crash bar to protect the radiator in a minor collision. The military versions were designated OX and OY series, and again were put to a wide range of tasks, including mobile canteens, tankers, general purpose lorries, and a version with a Tasker semi-trailer used by the Royal Air Force to transport

Features
  • Diecast metal construction
  • Rubber tires
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with acrylic display case

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AEC Matador January 3, 2014
Reviewer: Peter O'Brien from Cameron Park, NSW Australia  
Nice model from a company previously unknown to me.

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