Oxford CMP001 Canadian Military Pattern Truck - 1st Canadian Infantry Division, Italy, 1944 (1:76 Scale)
"After [El] Alamein, we never had a defeat."
- British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
The Canadian Military Pattern (CMP) truck was a class of military truck made in large numbers in Canada during World War II to British Army specifications for use in the armies of the British Commonwealth allies. Standard designs were drawn up just before the beginning of the war.
CMP trucks were also sent to the Soviet Union following the Nazi invasion of Russia, as part of Canada's lend-lease program to the Allies. During the War CMP trucks saw service around the world in the North African Campaign, the Allied invasion of Sicily, the Italian Campaign, the Russian Front, the Burma Campaign, the Battle of the Philippines (1941-42), the liberation of Northwest Europe, and the Western Allied invasion of Germany. CMP trucks also saw service in post-war conflicts in Indonesia, French Indochina, and the Portuguese colonies in Africa.
Pictured here is a 1:76 scale replica of a Canadian Military Pattern Truck that served with the 1st Canadian Infantry Division, then deployed to Italy during 1944.
Length: 2-1/2 inches
Width: 1-1/4 inches
Release Date: August 2013