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1/48 Military Miniature Series no.79
U.S. 2 1/2ton 6x6 Airfield Fuel Truck
Item No: 32579

Length: 136mm. Image shows assembled and painted kit.

Fueling the Fightback
The 2 1/2ton fuel truck was a vital cog in the U.S. military machine during WWII, supporting the American drive for air supremacy with its work refueling and oiling a whole manner of aircraft. In fact, it was a variant of a commonly-used 2 1/2ton truck that had its cargo bed replaced with a massive tank and pump mechanism, the side of the tank featured doors which allowed the crew access to pump the fuel. It was typically crewed by 2, featured 6-wheel drive which allowed it to tackle poor surfaces, and was powered by a 6-cylinder 4-stroke engine. It particularly proved its worth once the U.S. began to capture airfields near the front line without refueling facilities.

About the Model
★This is a 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit of the U.S. 2 1/2ton fuel truck. ★Length: 136mm, width: 52mm. ★The model accurately captures the truck's large fuel tank and hard-top cab. ★The tank-side doors can be assembled in closed or open position, and parts are also included to depict the hose reel, with vinyl tubing and enamel wire to recreate the hose itself. ★Separate parts are included to recreate the tank-front pump. ★Comes with 2 figures depicted in the act of refueling, and also features 2 marking options for USAF vehicles.


★Left: The final realistic touch is added by figures depicting 2 crew members in the midst of refueling.

★Right: The model is perfect for display with 1/48 scale aircraft such as the P-47 Thunderbolt or P-51 Mustang.

Tamiya Color paints for painting the U.S. 2 1/2ton 6x6 Airfield Fuel Truck

Tamiya Color Spray Color
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Acrylic Color
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Enamel Color
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Olive Drab TS-5 (85005) XF-62 (81762) XF-62 (80362)

Tamiya Color Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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Tamiya Color Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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X-11 Chrome Silver 81511 80011
XF-52 Flat Earth >81752 80352
X-18 Semi Gloss Black 81518 80018
XF-56 Metallic Grey 81756 80356
XF-1 Flat Black 81701 80301
XF-57 Buff 81757 80357
XF-7 Flat Red 81707 80307
XF-59 Desert Yellow 81759 80359
XF-10 Flat Brown 81710 80310
XF-60 Dark Yellow 81760 80360
XF-15 Flat Flesh 81715 80315
XF-64 Red Brown 81764 80364
XF-49 Khaki 81749 80349
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Make the details stand out!
Items 87131, 87132, 87133 & 87140: Panel Line Accent Color (Black), (Brown), (Gray), (Dark Brown)

Add realistic weathering effects to your model
Tamiya Weathering Master & Stick

Display your model as it deserves to be shown
Item 73004 Display Case C

The information on this page is current as of June 2, 2014. Specifications are subject to change without notification.

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