This Kit features
- drivers interior,
- full front seat,
- detailed four-cylinder engine,
- 2-piece hood,
- separately molded on-vehicle (rolled canvas cover, stowage - boxes, spare tire and tools),
- detailed chassis and suspension,
- injection molded spoked wheels and tires,
- transparent accents (windshield, back windows and headlights).
- Decals and markings for (4) vehicles:
USA 1917; (x2)
SSU A.E.F. France 1918 (524 and 625)
36 SS, French Army, France 1918.
During World War I, the Allies used thousands of Model T cars and trucks because of their low cost and ease of repair. The ambulance version's light weight made it well-suited for use on the muddy and shell-torn roads in forward combat areas. If stuck in a hole, a group of soldiers could lift one without much difficulty. By Nov. 1, 1918, 4,362 Model T ambulances had been shipped overseas.
The light wooden body was mounted on a standard Model T auto chassis. The 4-cylinder engine produced about 20 hp. There was no self-starter; the engine had to be cranked by hand. This vehicle was equipped with an early form of automatic transmission and could carry three litters or four seated patients and two more could sit with the driver. Canvas "pockets" covered the litter handles that stuck out beyond the tailgate. Many American field service and Red Cross volunteer drivers, including writers Ernest Hemingway and Bret Harte and cartoonist Walt Disney drove Model T ambulances.
Type = Models
Period = World War 1
Scale = 1/35 Scale
Material = Plastic
Finish = Unfinished Model Kit
Date of Release = 2017-05-22
Status = Available
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