This is an un-assembled 1/152nd scale model of a 3/4 ton Land Rover Ambulance that measures 32mm long, 13mm wide, and is 15mm high. It weighs 18g and consists of 8 parts that are made of lead-free pewter alloy.
In Service - 1968 through to the 90s
The 3/4ton Land Rover Ambulance was designed in 1963 and went into production in 1968 by Marshall of Cambridge who fitted their body onto a militarised long wheelbase Land Rover. Initially it was designated as a 2 stretcher vehicle, but was modified to become an Ambulance 2/4 Stretcher Rover ¾ ton (4x4). The usual configuration was to have seats on one side for walking wounded and two stretchers, one above the other, on the other side. Provision was also made for a medical orderly to be carried in the rear compartment. The body was fitted to Series 2, Series 2A, and Series 3 Land Rovers. The model shows the mid range Series 2A version.
The Ambulance was used extensively from the late 60s right up to the 1990s. A small number were used in the first Gulf War (Operation Granby), but the majority of Ambulances used there were based on the 1 ton Land Rover. Both ¾ ton and 1 ton types have now been replaced by the Land Rover 130 XD Defender, also known as the Pulse.
The British Army used these vehicles in Northern Ireland where they were fitted with additional armour. The RAF also used them, but with a prominent brush guard mounted on top of the front bumper. They have also been used by a number of other countries, the Dutch Army and Marines having a number of them.
Please note that the model is supplied as an unassembled without transfers. Those shown are from the B W Models 1/76th scale (OO) range of kits, now available from Matador Models.