This was a big old beast - 10 ton - and to fulfil the gun towing requirement was fully 4 x 4. AEC built nearly 9000 of them in total, the majority going to the army but a few went to the RAF. It also had a few interesting variations - in the desert they used them with a 6Pdr anti-tank gun on the back in a portee role (this was called "Deacon"), some of them were also converted to use as command posts (I have one of these see following)
|AEC Matador converted to armoured command vehicle - designated "Dorchester" (after the hotel!)|
- this one is Minifgs 10mm, and in my WWII North Africa collection
Two sprues, instructions, and a couple of cards with detail for Zvezda's own WWII rules... once the parts are taken off the sprues (I use a scalpel) you end up with the following:
Very clever - no glue is needed - the fit is absolutely superb... there's some very clever pieces of design int his kit - a couple of little cross members that provide support to both floor, side panels and roof in particular... the cab is a triumph - five panels plus roof to give that unique shape...
So when it goes together it looks like this - fit is very good - if I was anal I might want to fill those gaps but happily I'm not...
Last of all, a couple of pictures of the completed model with some 15mm infantry for scale comparison