Oxford BD011 British Army Bedford OX Tractor Unit and Queen Mary Trailer - RAF 108 Repair Salvage Unit, Tunisia, 1943 (1:76 Scale)
"After [El] Alamein, we never had a defeat."
- British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
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 dismantled or damaged aircraft. This variant was popularly known as the "Queen Mary". A number of Bedford OXD 1.5 ton chassis were converted to make the Bedford OXA armoured vehicle. A total of 72,385 OY and 24,429 OX lorries were built. The Armadillo was an OY fitted for airfield defence with Lewis guns and an ex-aircraft COW 37 mm gun.
Bedford supplied numerous trucks and tanks to the Soviet Union during World War II.
Pictured here is a 1:76 scale replica of a British Army Bedford OX Tractor Unit and Queen Mary Trailer that was attached to the RAF 108 Repair Salvage Unit, then deployed to Tunisia during 1943.
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Length: 2-1/4 inches
Width: 3/4 inches
Release Date: November 2014