Saturday, June 26, 2010

Museum Stuff

The M578, a tank tow truck. Roco made the earlier version and then later this version. These were used to tow tracked vehicles and it could use it's crane to lift out a tank engine.

The US 5 ton truck. The breather on the fender and the exhaust pipe on the back of the cab were made as accessory parts by Roco to upgrade their older model.

The famed DUWK from WWII. A two and half ton truck with a boat chassis. Roco never made one, but I made do with the Eko and later Kibri kits. Roco marketed the Kibri version for a while.

Another M7 Priest. I think they had three or four different ones there.

The M35 two and a half ton truck. These trucks could go anywhere. If you collect post WWII US Army, you can't have enough of these trucks. I know I have well over a hundred of them, with different truck beds.


Bob G. said...

Wow...this guy's got a "DUCK", too?

I remember WAY back in the late 1970s, the Virginia Beach Coast Guard station HAD an operational one...saw it exit the surf outside our hotel right before a big storm. Drove right up the beach and out of sight.
(Helluva time to not have the camera nearby, too)

Even with C.G. markings and colors, you couldn't miss the SHAPE of that beast...and it ran like a champ!

Good stuff.

Bunkermeister said...

Yes, that is a long living vehicle. I saw one in the movie Sniper recently. It shows only as a boat and does not drive up on the shore, but is it unmistakable.