Formed in 1940, The LRDG (Long Range Desert Group) was recon and raiding force of the British Army during World War II. More often engaged in long range intelligence gathering missions and recon patrols, the LRDG still saw combat with their most famous action being during Operation Caravan.
A favoured vehicle of the LRDG was 30cwt Chevrolet. A modified two wheel drive (preferred as 2WD uses less fuel than 4WD and so increases patrol range) civilian truck, the Chevy 30cwt was the principle vehicle of the LRDG between 1940-1943. In order to keep weight down and speed and fuel efficiency up, all non essential parts were removed including doors, windscreens etc.
Additional equipment was added to suit the role such as sand tracks, bigger radiators, low pressure tyres, maps and a sun compass. Weapons could vary greatly but included .50 caliber Browning, Vickers K and .303 Browning MKII’s (in single or twin mounts), Maxim and Vickers MMGs. The LRDG support truck was used in tandem with other vehicles and mounted the Breda 20mm M35 or Bofors 37mm dual purpose (rear facing and known as “the scorpion’s tail”).
Constantly being tweaked and added to, the LRDG trucks combined a massive amount of firepower into a small, unarmoured vehicle that could come roaring over a dune in the middle of the desert, destroy a small outpost or patrol and then disappear before the enemy knew what had happened.
This model is supplied with a driver, rear passenger and a front passenger with Lewis gun (passengers not shown in image)
Scale: 28mm / 1:56, 20mm / 1:72
Model: LRDG 30cwt truck
Suitable for: Bolt Action, Flames of War, Chain of Command, Rapid Fire, Iron Cross, Combat Patrol and many others!
Material: UV Cured resin
Height: 35mm (not including pintle guns)
Item takes paint well once primed. Larger models may be hollow printed. Model supplied unassembled and unpainted. Some additional finishing may be required during assembly. Finished colour of the product may vary from images shown.
Original file by: DeweyCat Productions, Studio Grozny
Painting by: MarDav Miniatures
*****photos and dimensions are at 28mm unless noted otherwise*****