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US Army Oshkosh HEMTT M985 A2 Cargo Truck - Tri-Color Camouflage (1:50 Scale)
US Army Oshkosh HEMTT M985 A2 Cargo Truck - Tri-Color Camouflage

TWH Collectibles US Army Oshkosh HEMTT M985 A2 Cargo Truck - Tri-Color Camouflage

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TWH TWH1073 US Army Oshkosh HEMTT M985 A2 Cargo Truck - Tri-Color Camouflage (1:50 Scale) "Construimus, Batuimus." ("We Build, We Fight.")
- Motto of the US Navy Construction Battalion, the 'Seabees'

The Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) series is a range of 8x8 diesel powered off-road capable trucks, used by the US military. Formally described as "Truck, Cargo: 10-Ton, 8x8", it has been nicknamed the "Dragon Wagon". HEMTT trucks first went into service with the U.S. Army in 1982, as a replacement for the M520 Goer.

A 10x10 variant of the HEMTT truck is used as prime mover in the Palletized Load System (PLS). The vehicle is produced by the Oshkosh Truck Corporation. In the civilian realm the truck's chassis is also used in airport firefighting vehicles.

The United States Marine Corps uses a similar vehicle, the Logistics Vehicle System (LVS), also manufactured by Oshkosh. An LVS differs in that it is actually an articulated vehicle, similar to a semi-trailer truck, using a modular system of a Front Power Unit attached to a Rear Body Unit, whereas HEMTTs are non-articulated, single unit vehicles.

Pictured here is a 1:50 scale replica of a US Army Oshkosh HEMTT M985 A2 cargo truck painted in a tri-color camouflage pattern. Sold Out!

Length: 8-1/4-inches
Width: 2-1/4-inches

Release Date: October 2010

Historical Account: "Constructs" - In December 1941, with U.S. involvement in war soon expected on both oceans, Rear Admiral Ben Moreell, Chief of the Navy's Bureau of Yards and Docks, recommended establishing Naval Construction Battalions (from which the abbreviation C.B. became Seabees). With the attack on Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entrance into the war, he was given the go-ahead. The earliest Seabees were recruited from the civilian construction trades and were placed under the leadership of the Navy's Civil Engineer Corps. Because of the emphasis on experience and skill rather than physical standards, the average age of Seabees during the early days of the war was 37. More than 325,000 men served with the Seabees in World War II, fighting and building on six continents and more than 300 islands. In the Pacific, where most of the construction work was needed, the Seabees landed soon after the Marines and built major airstrips, bridges, roads, gasoline storage tanks, and quonset huts for warehouses, hospitals, and housing.

With the general demobilization following the war, the Construction Battalions were reduced to 3,300 men on active duty by 1950. Between 1949 and 1953, Naval Construction Battalions were organized into two types of units: Amphibious Construction Battalions (ACBs) and Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (NMCBs).

The Korean War saw a call-up of more than 10,000 men. The Seabees landed at Inchon with the assault troops. They fought enormous tides as well as enemy fire and provided causeways within hours of the initial landings. Their action here and at other landings emphasized the role of the Seabees and there was no Seabee demobilization when the truce was declared.

  • Functional crane with full motion, 360 degrees of rotation
  • and extending stick
  • Opening engine doors
  • Side boards fold down with tie downs on outer board
  • Removable front and rear payload boards
  • Removable spare tire behind cab on passenger side
  • Shackle loops mounted on front and rear of frame
  • Functional load block
  • Mechanical suspension seats
  • Folding steps to access cab
  • Cab doors open 90 degrees
  • Steerable front 2 axles
  • Door mounted, foldable rear view mirrors on both cab doors
  • 360 degree rotating and swinging, storable tire davitt

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