This kit builds into a nicely detailed model of the original and includes over 700 parts. The model has a faithfully reproduced and highly detailed chassis, winch and trailer, accurately moulded engine, cab and interior with correctly sized details and shape. Plastic moulded tyres are with correct pattern as documented in period photos. All doors and windows can be assembled opened or closed. Wheels and rear bogies can turn and swing. Photo etched detail sheet, scale chains and ropes included together with decals for 2 liveries and comprehensive instructions.
Glue and paints are required to assemble and complete the model (not included)
The Scammell Pioneer was a British 6x4 tractor used in the Second World War as an artillery tractor, recovery vehicle and tank transporter. Pioneers purchased by the British Army were equipped with a 102 bhp Gardner 6 cylinder diesel engine.
The production of the tank transporter begun in 1937, although the prototype had been built already in 1932. The production variant was equipped with a longer chassis and extended cab to accommodate the tank crew as passengers and larger rear wheels than the Artillery tractor and Recovery vehicle variants. 20 ton Pioneer TRCU20 trailerand 30 ton Pioneer TRMU30/TRCU30 tractor and trailer combinations were delivered, in both cases with the trailer fixed to the tractor. Hinged ramps were used to get the tank onto the trailer, which could be pulled on with the tractor unit's winch.
Pioneer tractor/trailer combinations remained in production throughout the war, 459 units produced in total.
Due to a printing error in first batch of instructions for 35200 & 35204, step 21, the front wheel assembly would not be possible as shown there, the pattern would not align, you simply need to switch parts E30 with E28, please go th thundermodel.com for pictures.