Friday, July 9, 2010
Here are some images of AR.V Club's 1/35 scale M35A1 Quad-.50 Gun Truck. From Wikipedia "The M35 family of trucks is a long-lived vehicle initially deployed by the United States Army, and subsequently utilized by many nations around the world. A truck in the 2½ ton weight class, it was one of many vehicles in US military service to have been referred to as the "deuce and a half." While the basic M35 cargo truck are rated to carry 5000 pounds across country or 10,000 pounds over roads, they have been known to haul twice as much as rated. Trucks in this weight class are considered medium duty by the military and Department of Transportation. The M35 series formed the basis for a wide range of specialized vehicles". I have found ARV kits to be quite excellent easily on par if not slightly better then Tamiya and Dragon kits. However they are a bit more expensive, coming in around $10 to $20 dollars more then their counterparts.