This is an un-assembled 1/152nd scale model of a Thornycroft Nubian Major Mk.9 airfield fire vehicle that measures 57mm long, 18mm wide, and is 22mm high. It weighs 60g and consists of 11 parts that are made of lead-free pewter alloy.
In Service - from the early 1970s to the early 90s
During the 80s and early 90s the Thornycroft Nubian Major was the larger of a three vehicle fire section at an RAF base, with the other two being the Scammell Mk.10 and the Range Rover TACR2. This was the set up at RAF St. Athan when I visited their fire station in the early 1990s. A Thornycroft Nubian Major was also photographed with a Scammell Mk.10 parked up behind the public seating area at a Larkhill Artillery Day when they had a Hercules land and then take off in front of the crowd as part of the display.