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Tamiya 1/48 British Light Utility Car 10HP

Tamiya 1/48 British Light Utility Car 10HP

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During WWII, the British military commissioned various types of civilian pick-up trucks into military service. These "Light Utility Cars" regardless of the make, brand, and year of production were all pressed into service and were thought of affectionately by British personnel. The average "Light Utility Car" was powered by a 30HP motor and could be seen at various fronts. In the latter half of WWII, the Jeep took over the "Light Utility Car's" frontline responsibilities, but it continued to roll along until the end of the war supporting the Allied forces in various roles at airfields and in communication use.

Tilly was the name given to British Small Staff Cars coming from the word "Utility". These Tilly vehicles were produced in large numbers for British and Allied forces during WWII from civilian car designs. They were severely underpowered, but served with distinction and stayed in production throughout WWII and could be seen on every front.