This is an un-assembled 1/152nd scale model of a Bedford MK Flatbed that measures 43mm long, 17mm wide, and is 18mm high. It weighs 20g and consists of 9 parts that are made of lead-free pewter alloy.
In Service - late 60s through to the 90s.
The Bedford MK first came in to service in the British Army towards the end of the 1960’s as a replacement for the Bedford RL. In its original form it had a multi-fuel engine that was replaced in later models with a diesel engine to become the Bedford MJ. Most MKs were replaced by the later MJs and MJPs (with a turbo-charged diesel engine) in the 1980s and 90s.
The model represents the earlier type of MK without the roof rack as fitted to later MJs and MJPs. The basic cargo truck could easily have its dropsides removed to become a flatbed. Many had a number of specialist bodies mounted on them such as radio relay vehicles, trackway layers, and refuelling units.