Rubicon Models

Bedford QLT Troop Carrier 280107 1/56

£20.49

Please note this product has a slightly longer dispatch time. It will be dispatched in 2-4 working days.

The Rubicon Models 1/56 scale Bedford QLT Troop Carrier kit provides a detailed and historically accurate representation of one of the key vehicles used by the British Armed Forces during World War II. This model kit highlights the Bedford QLT, a variant specifically designed for troop transport, playing a crucial role in the logistics and mobility of British infantry units.

Historical Significance: The Bedford QL series, initiated in response to the British War Office’s needs at the onset of World War II, saw extensive service throughout the conflict. The QLT variant, introduced in August 1941, was developed to transport troops efficiently, supporting various military operations until the war's end.

Production and Usage: Between 1941 and 1945, a total of 52,240 Bedford QL trucks were manufactured, with more than 3,300 of these being the QLT troop transport variant. These trucks were pivotal in moving personnel across different theaters of war, contributing significantly to the operational effectiveness of the British Army.

Kit Features
Multi-Slide Mould Cabin: The model features a highly detailed cabin created using a multi-slide mould, ensuring precision and intricate detailing that enhances the authenticity of the model.

Roof Options: The kit offers two cabin rooftop options, allowing builders to customize their model based on historical configurations or personal preference.

Tarpaulin Cover: The truck can be assembled with or without the tarpaulin cover, providing flexibility in display options and maintaining historical accuracy.

Tailgate Options: Builders can choose to model the tailgate in either an open or closed position, adding further versatility to the model’s display potential.

Optional Gun Mount with MG: The kit includes an optional gun mount with a machine gun, adding a combat-ready aspect to the troop transport vehicle.

Driver Figure: The inclusion of a Commonwealth driver figure adds a human element to the model, enhancing its realism and historical context.

Construction Materials: This plastic kit requires ABS cement for assembly, ensuring a durable and robust build.

Educational and Display Value
The Bedford QLT Troop Carrier model kit is ideal for historical modelers, military enthusiasts, and wargamers interested in World War II vehicles and logistics. Its detailed design and historical significance make it a valuable addition to any collection or diorama, offering insights into the transportation and logistical strategies of the British Army during the war.

Postage & Returns

Orders made before 2PM Mon-Fri will be posted same day. Orders made outside of those times will be posted next working day.

Returns accepted up to 30 days after date of purchase.

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