Range Rover TACR2 Fire Truck

£6.90
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This is an un-assembled 1/152nd scale model kit of a Range Rover TACR2 that measures 34mm long, 11mm wide, and is 13mm high. It weighs 18g and consists of 12 parts that are made of lead-free pewter alloy.

In Service - from about the mid 1980s to the late 90s

The Truck, Firefighting, Airfield Crash Rescue, 6x6, Range Rover, otherwise known as the TACR 2 replaced an earlier version based on a Land Rover pick-up. The main role of these vehicles was to work in combination with a Primary 1 and a Primary 2 fire truck (such as the Scammell Mk 10, R03 in this range of models).

The TACR 2 was designed for high speed so that they could race to a crashed aircraft to rescue the crew before the other two vehicles were deployed to spray foam over the aircraft to put out any fire. There was a small water tank fixed centrally to the chassis of the Range Rover behind the cab, which was just big enough to suppress any flames around the plane's cockpit.

Most TACR 2s were painted red, but those attached to Harrier aircraft were painted green and black so that they could be deployed away from the airfields in the woods and forests. They worked in conjunction with 3/4 ton Land Rover Ambulances that were similar to Army ones except that they had a large bush-bar fitted in front of the bonnet. The Range Rover TACR2 has now been replaced by the considerably larger Alvis/Unipower Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV).

Please note that the model is supplied without transfers. Those shown are from the B W Models 1/76th scale (OO) range of kits, now available from Matador Models.