Oxford MWD005 British Army Bedford MWD Truck - 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards (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.
Pictured here is a 1:76 scale replica of a British Army Bedford MWD Truck that was attached to the 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards.
Back Order! Ship Date: August 2015.
Length: 2-1/2 inches
Width: 1-1/4 inches
Release Date: October 2014
Historical Account: "M-I-C-K-E-Y" - This British Army Bedford MWD Truck has been painted in the 1944 British Army vehicle camouflage pattern popularly known as "Mickey Mouse" pattern, because of the distinctive black mouse ears painted on or sprayed over the khaki drab base color. If you look closely, you can see the top of Mickeys head immediately above the rear wheel. The pattern was used on many vehicles participating in the Normandy invasion and the subsequent campaigns in France, Belgium and the Netherlands.