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New South Wales Bush Brigade.
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No: 1180   Contributor: Pete Matten   Scale: 1/72, 1/76   Year: 2010   Manufacturers: Airfix, Other   Country: Australia
New South Wales Bush Brigade.

This picture shows converted WWII USA Army Trucks of the New South Wales Bush Fire Brigades that were widely used throughout Australia during the 1960's, 70's and 1980's.
The appliance in the middle and left show Studbaker's (ex-Army) having been totally converted to Bushfire Tankers. These type of trucks were in actual fact used well after WWII both by the army and in civilian life.The models are converted from two (2 in box) Pegasus Hobbies (USA) 1.76 scale army trucks from Pegasus Hobbies "The Military Museum Collection".
The vehicle on the right of picture is of a GMC.CCKW Army Truck.This vehicle was known as the"long chassis"with over 800,000 units being manufactured and was a 2.5 ton 6x6 unit that saw service on all theatres of operations during the war.The GMC also saw service with the army well after WWII and again was widely used by civilian organisations such as this conversion to a fire truck of the N.S.W.B.F.B.The converted G.M.C.model is in 1.72 scale and is by Airfix.
The firemen in there typical bushfire protective overalls are converted railway workers from the Dapol Ltd (C2) Railway Workmen 'OO'/'HO' set.
Picture added on 01 October 2010 at 09:35
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