Bedford QLT 8th Rifle Battalion, Polish 1st Armoured Division, Germany, 1945 (1:72), Hobby Master Diecast Military Armor Item Number HG4805
Length: 3.75"
Width 1.25"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

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    Bedford QLT 8th Rifle Battalion, Polish 1st Armoured Division, Germany, 1945 (1:72) by Hobby Master Diecast Military Armor
    Item Number: HG4805

    When WWII broke out the British War Office contracted Bedford to produce a 3 ton 4X4 general service truck. In February 1940 the prototype of the QL series was ready with full production beginning in March 1940 at their Vauxhall factory in Luton. As the war progressed there was a need for various types of 3 ton trucks. Bedford devised trucks for troop carrying, fire tenders, communications, tankers, Bofors gun tractor and several others applications. Between 1940 and 1945 there were approximately 52,250 QL trucks produced.

    The Polish 1st Armoured Division was formed in Scotland on February 25, 1941. The Division fought in Normandy, through France, Belgium and the Netherlands before entering Germany in the Emsland area on April 8, 1945. On May 5, 1945 German forces capitulated and on May 6, 1945 the Polish 1st Armored Division occupied the German Naval Base at Wilhemhaven. They remained in northwest Germany as the occupation power until the Division was disbanded. Most Polish soldiers didn't return to Soviet occupied Poland and chose to live in exile.

    Specifications Bedford QLD

    Type ' 3 ton GS (general service) cargo lorry (truck)

    Origin 'United Kingdom

    Operators ' RAF and British Army WWII

    Crew ' 1 + 11 passengers

    Length ' 5.99 m (19 ft 8 in)
    Width ' 2.26 m (7 ft 5in)
    Height ' 2.54 m (10 ft)

    Engine ' Bedford 6-cylinder, liquid cooled, displacement of 3,519 cc (214.7 cu in) producing
    72 hp (54kW)
    Transmission - 4-speed gearbox
    Fuel - 127 liter (28 gallons) / petrol (gasoline)
    Range ' 250 km (156 miles)

    Empty ' 3,277 kg (7,225 lb)
    Maximum load ' 6,985 kg (15,400 lb)

    QL variants
    QLB ' 40 mm Bofors Tractor
    QLD ' General Service, Mobile Canteen, Mobile Kitchen, Observation Tower, Dump Truck
    QLC ' Fuel Truck, Mobile Switchboard, Studio
    QLR ' Radio Vehicle
    QLT ' TCV / Troop Carrying Vehicle is 3 feet 5 inches longer than the QLD
    QLW ' Winch Dump Truck