Oxford Diecast 76MWD004 21st Army NW Europe Bedford MWD - 1:760000003620-000003623
The Bedford MWD, first launched in 1937 by Bedford Vehicles in the UK, was a 15 cwt general service truck used extensively by the British Army during WWII. It was based on th commercial 2-ton truck but to cope with the potentially uneven military terrain, its chassis was modified to give it extra ground clearance. Built to take a crew of one originally, it was built was a canvas roof and doors and a collapsible windscreen. Later versions had enclosed cab, metal doors and an improve windscreen.
The Bedford MWD was also widely used in transporting troops, particularly in the armoured brigades. This fourth model in the series comes in Olive Drab with slightly lighter Olive Drab 'canvas' back and an earth coloured interior with black steering wheel. The detailed military lettering and numbering features on all sides of the vehicle, including the artwork in white on the cab roof to identify it from the air.