Airfix is a model company based in the UK. This particular kit was first released in 1972 and was available in Airfix’s Series 5 from that time until 1978. It was reissued in a limited edition in 1993 and 1996.
Since the beginning of WWI, staff cars in one form or another have been standard equipment with the British Army. With the advent of WWII, the British Army impressed over 4,000 cars to help supplement the 3,800 War Department operated vehicles already in use. Probably the most famous and distinctive of all the wartime staff cars was the Humber Snipe 4 x 2 four-seat open tourer, built from 1941 to 1944 by the Rootes Group, Coventry.
Although used by many of the top Allied commanders, it was as a transport for Field Marshal the Rt. Hon., the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein KG, GCB, DSO, that the type gained it’s full measure of fame. The Field Marshal made extensive use of two Humbers during the war. The first, known as “Old Faithful” and carrying the number M239459, accompanied him through the Western Desert campaign from October 1942 to October 1943, and on to Sicily and Italy until his return to England, when he left the car to his successor, General Sir Oliver Leese.
The second car, numbered M239485, the subject of this kit, took the Field Marshal through the final stages of the war and is now preserved by Chrysler UK Ltd. It was powered by a six-cylinder 85 bhp engine, fitted with a Stromberg DBVA42 carburetor.
Eén uitvoering mogelijk;
- Staffwagen van "Monty".
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Released by Airfix in 1973.