Dodge WC63 Personel - Cargo 6x6 1.5 Ton Army Truck 1/43 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Atlas
1:43 Scale Metal Diecast – Dodge WC63 Personel - Cargo 6x6 1.5 Ton Army Truck - Length: 5.125", Width: 2.25”
These models are French imports, so the branding and packaging are all in French.
This truck model is made of a combination of metal and plastic parts. The coloring and markings are accurate and realistic.
The maker of the model, Atlas, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp. These models have different details engraved such as doors, hatches, panels, lights, ports, antennas, machine guns, ropes, shovels, etc; all of these done with high accuracy and proportion. When they are painted in different color, say for example, shovels and ropes, they are indeed painted accurately.
These models come in really nice packaging. The model itself is attached (via screws) to a plastic base. The base measures about 7.5 inches by 3 and at one side of the base is some info about the model such as the type of vehicle. Moreover, the whole base can be topped with a transparent acrylic top which encases the whole model in a rectangle that measures roughly 7.5 inches by 3 inches by 4 inches high. Lastly, each model comes in a window box and included in the box is a piece of cardboard which serves as certificate that states the authenticity of the model and scale.
The mode can be detached from the base and the wheels are made of rubber and can roll.
These models are not toys, they will not last long if played with or if taken for a spin in the sandbox.
The Dodge WC series was a range of light military trucks produced by Dodge and Fargo during World War II. The series included weapon carriers, telephone installation trucks, ambulances, reconnaissance vehicles, mobile workshops and command cars. They were replaced after the war by the Dodge M-seriesvehicles. WC was a Dodge model code: W for 1941 and C for half-ton rating. The C code was retained for the ¾ ton and 1½ ton 6×6 Dodges.