Willys MB Jeep with Bantam T3 Trailer – Canadian Army 1/43 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Atlas
1:43 Scale Metal Diecast – Willys MB Jeep with Bantam T3 Trailer – 1st Canadian Army - Length: 5.5", Width: 1.25”
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 Jeep by itself measures 3 inches long and 1.25 inches wide. With the trailer the two pieces measure 5.5 inches long.
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 Willys MB (commonly known as a Jeep or jeep, formally as the U.S. Army Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4) and the Ford GPW are four-wheel drive utility vehicles that were manufactured during World War II. Produced from 1941 to 1945, it evolved post-war into the civilian Jeep CJ, and inspired both an entire category of recreational 4WDs and several generations of military light utility vehicles.