1/35 FWD Type B, US Ammunition Truck WWI

1/35 FWD Type B, US Ammunition Truck WWI

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  • Modello:ICM35656
  • Marca:ICM
CHF 39.15

Descrizione

ICM - 1/35 Fwd Type B WWI US Ammunition Truck. The American company Fwd (Four Wheel Drive
Auto Company) was once an innovative enterprise
that developed and produced four-wheel-drive
vehicles. One of these cars, the 3-ton Fwd Type B
truck, had a classic hoodless layout with the
driver's position above the engine compartment.
The driver was located directly on the hood of the
4-cylinder engine with a capacity of 36 hp, the
radiator was located in front of the cabin. During
World War I, the U.S. Army ordered 15,000 of these vehicles, known as the 'Truck, 3-ton, Model 1917.' In fact, over 14,000 units were delivered, with additional orders coming from Great Britain and Russia. At the same time, the U.S. Ordnance Department developed a body model for transporting ammunition, and some Fwd Type B vehicles were equipped with similar bodies. These ammunition transporters were used by the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe, where they carried artillery shells and various equipment. Additionally, they were involved in towing artillery pieces.