Stalwart PV1 ‘The Beast’ Cargo Vehicle
£39.00 – £79.00
Stalwart Load carrier Vehicle
PV1, known as ‘The Beast’ is the base of my model.
The following from Wikipedia –
The Stalwart, formally classified by the British Army as Truck, High Mobility Load Carrier (HMLC), 5 Ton, 6 x 6, Alvis/Stalwart and informally known by servicemen as the Stolly, is a highly mobile amphibious military truck built by Alvis that served with the British Army from 1966 until 1992
The Stalwart was a private venture by Alvis that was adopted and entered service with the British Army in 1966 as a general transport truck in preference to the FV 431, the load carrier variant of the FV 430 series. It was one of the same line of vehicles that included the Alvis Saracen, Saladin and Salamander. The high mobility and amphibious capabilities were considered ideal for resupplying units in the field, particularly those of the British Army of the Rhine.
It shares the same common Alvis six-wheel-drive chassis and other components with the FV 601 Saladin armored car and FV 603 Saracen armored personnel carrier, FV 651 Salamander fire tender. and FV 653 Driver Training Vehicle.
I believe the interior would have been finished in cockpit green by the RAF and white by the army.
The Salamander fire tender by Alvis came about to fulfill a need for a fast response all terrain fire crash vehicle. The need came about because of the introduction of high speed jet aircraft in Military and civilian use meant a change in the pattern of high speed accidents during take off and landing. An important development of this kind of incident was the need for foam flame retardant delivered quickly to the scene. Our sister model of the The Driver Training Vehicle was used to tutor candidates in the use, on and off road of this six wheeler. It was from this that the Stalwart PV1 was developed.
|Dimensions||100 × 200 × 54 mm|
1:35, 1:48, 1:56 28mm
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