Thunder Models British Scammell Pioneer Vehicle Recovery Tractor
Scammel Pioneer SV2S recovery tractor
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 first 43 recovery tractors delivered to the British Army from 1936 the British Army were designated the Pioneer SV1S and the Pioneer SV1T both with a 3-ton folding crane and lockers for recovery equipment and towing bars.
The Pioneer SV2S introduced in 1938 had a simpler redesigned extending crane with greater lifting height, and remained in production throughout the war, with 1975 recovery tractors produced. A pair of tracks that could be fitted over the two rear wheels, converting it into a half track with greater traction on soft ground. Many tractors were still used in military service long after WWII.
SV2S recovery tractor
- 450+ plastic parts, with slide and multi-side slide moulded details
- faithfully reproduced and highly detailed chassis, winch and jig crane
- accurately moulded engine, cab and interior with correctly sized details and shape
- plastic moulded tyres with correct pattern as documented in period photos
- PE detail sheet, scale chains and ropes included
Starter Paint Pack Includes:
4 x 17ml Vallejo model paints. Vallejo paints are supplied in plastic bottles of 17ml with an eyedropper device which keeps paint from drying and prevents spills. The model color range has been specifically developed for adherence on difficult surfaces such as metal and plastic, but the product is not toxic, not flammable, and does not give off noxious fumes. The paint packs offered are only our suggestion and may not match directly with the instructions found within the kit.