This is an un-assembled 1/152nd scale model of a Scammell Mk.10 that measures 56mm long, 17mm wide, and is 21mm high (to top of monitor). It weighs 40g and consists of 11 parts that are made of lead-free pewter alloy.
In Service - from about the early 1980s to the early 2000s
The Scammell Mk.10 Fire Truck is based on a 4x4 Scammell Nubian chassis with bodywork by Carmichael. It came into service in the early 1980s and was used by both the RAF and Royal Navy at their Fleet Air Arm bases up until the early 2000s.
The Mk.10 was classed as a Primary 2 vehicle. It was used on most medium and large airfields and operated as part of a team of three vehicles with a Primary 1 vehicle such as a Thornycroft Nubian Mk.9, later replaced by the Mk.10s 'big brother' the 6x6 Mk.11, and a TACR 2 6x6 Range Rover. This arrangement has now been replaced by the Carmichael/Alvis Unipower Major Foam Vehicle (MFV) and the Alvis Unipower Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV).
At the start of their service life the Mk.10s were painted in the standard infra-red absorbing green paint with yellow strips all around the body and a large call sign on the rear sides of the vehicle. They were repainted fire engine red with markings for either Royal Air Force Fire and Rescue, or later as Defence Fire Services.
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 availble from Matador Models.