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RAF K2/YF 2 Ton 4 x 2 Tender

Gecko Models, 1/35 scale




Gecko Model has sent the following text and image about a possible forthcoming release:

Gecko is currently considering the issue of this unusual variant of their recent 30cwt 4x2 British Army Truck. A very early rendering is shown.

The RAF were the sole user of this multipurpose variant, which, unlike the Army’s versions, actually had a higher carrying capacity - rated at 2 tons. In accord with the nomenclature used by the RAF, this truck was referred to as  a “tender”.



Production continued through to the stage where “hip rings” were introduced in all British soft skin trucks, unlike the 30 cwt Army variant whose production had ceased before this innovation was introduced.

It’s multipurpose use dictated that the tilt frame could be easily removed and stored on the front and side of the body. This was a feature which we think, based on our research, was not seen on the Army variants. It also had higher body sides and a different locker arrangement.

Thanks to Gecko for the information and images www.gecko-models.com

Thanks to Gecko Models for the information and images.