Oxford MWD001 British Army Bedford MWD Truck 21st Army Group, Northwest Europe (1:76 Scale)
"After [El] Alamein, we never had a defeat."
- British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
The first Bedford light vehicles produced in England by General Motors were built in 1931. When the Second World War began, production was launched again by updating the 1934 Morris-Commercial CS 8 and the Bedford GS (General Service) models to equip the British Army: The new truck consists of a 4x2 chassis cab and roadster wooden box with a powerful engine and a relatively low overall silhouette with the hood is heavily tilted in order to increase the visibility of the driver.
Directly employed during the battle of France where it is engaged for the first time, it became the workhorse of the British army, equipping also the Royal Air Force. Its strengths are its engine and its excellent handling.
From 1943, the models are equipped with half doors and a folding windshield Parre. The Bedford MWD are used during the Battle of Normandy by British forces, in addition to other light vehicles, filling all kinds of logistics missions. Sold Out!
Length: 2-1/2 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