AEC Dorchester ACV
Unassembled plastic model kit with photo-etch parts.
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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
During World War II the United Kingdom was the only country to develop and widely employ purpose-built armoured command vehicles. Those were essentially armoured buses based on truck chassis.
The most common ACV of the British Army was the AEC 4x4 ACV. The vehicle, based on AEC Matador chassis, entered production in 1941. A total of about 415 units were built. The vehicle was used for the first time in the North African Campaign and remained in service until the end of the war. Big and comfortable, it was nicknamed Dorchester by the troops, after the luxury hotel in London. Three ACVs of this type were captured by the German Afrika Korps. Two of them, named "Max" and "Moritz", were employed by Rommel and his staff throughout the campaign.
Includes shelter tarp but no figures.
Kit includes markings for 3 vehicles:
- 3rd Armoured Brigade, 2nd Armoured Division, spring 1941 Caunter scheme, WD number L4426428 with a large number 5
- 2nd Armoured Brigade, Advanced HQ, spring 1941 Caunter scheme, WD number L4426425 with a large number 1
- 2nd Armoured Brigade, Advanced HQ, spring 1941 Caunter scheme, WD number L4426423 with a large number 3