Britains Lilliput Vehicle Series

LV/620 Army 3-Ton Open Truck

Britains Lilliput Vehicle Series LV/620 Army 3-Ton Open Truck

Issued 1956-1960    Length 80mm    'OO/HO' scale (1:76)

 

The last of the Lilliput Vehicles was a military item which made use of the earlier Army 3-Ton Covered Truck (LV/607) but this time issued without the cover. Britains also removed the rear towhook and with this model added a U.S.Army variation.

Based on the Bedford RL vehicle, details of the model casting are outlined on the LV/607 page. 

 

There were two main colours for LV/620. The first was a glossy Army-Green with silver trim on the headlights. On some models a Star decal was added to the cab roof.

The second colour was a semi-matt olive-green or NATO-Green (NATO standing for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation). Again, some models had a Star decal on the roof and there was also an American version which had a Star decal on the cab, U.S.Army decals added to the cab doors, and a small star and the number 23 placed on the bonnet below the windscreen. The headlights were finished with silver trim.

LV/620 was sold in the standard open fronted box with a diorama insert to which the model was secured. The model name and number were printed on one end-flap.

This last version of the Bedford truck is fairly easy to find but the box is scarce.

Britains Lilliput Vehicle Series LV/620 Army 3-Ton Open Truck

LV/620 variation 2: glossy Army-Green, Star decal on cab roof, with box

LV/620 Army 3-Ton Open Truck

Variations

All had green plastic hubs (shades varied) with black tyres

Silver trim on headlights

No rear towhook

1)  Glossy Army-Green, no decals

2)  Glossy Army-Green, Star decal on roof

3)  NATO-Green, no decals

4)  NATO-Green, Star decal on roof plus U.S.Army decals on cab

Britains Lilliput Vehicle Series LV/620 Army 3-Ton Open Truck
Britains Lilliput Vehicle Series LV/620 Army 3-Ton Open Truck

LV/620 variation 3: NATO-green without decals

Britains Lilliput Vehicle Series LV/620 Army 3-Ton Open Truck
Britains Lilliput Vehicle Series LV/620 Army 3-Ton Open Truck

LV.620 variation 4: NATO-Green with U.S.Army decals

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Abbreviations used on Nicholas Martin Diecast

   

  • umw - unpainted metal wheels

  • pmw - painted metal wheels

  • pw    - plastic wheels

  • gpw  - grey plastic wheels

  • spw  - silver plastic wheels

  • bpw  - black plastic wheels

  • um    - unpainted metal

  • id.     - maker's identification

 

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