Always nice to get unexpected parcels. I ordered this so long ago I had completely forgot about it - it's a beautiful white metal MMS Citroen Type 23 (c1939ish) light truck in 1/76 scale...
|The 1/76 MMS Citroen Type 23 kit (source: MMS Models). A short review of this|
kit is available over at www.mondo72.com
It was a bit of a long shot, I didn't expect to find a 1/72 plastic kit for this French WW2 truck as it's a wee bit niche, but I did come across this very nice white metal kit from MMS Models of Folkestone, UK.
It is, of course, 1/76 scale so technically should have been a wee bit smaller than I would have liked, but I decided it was still worth getting as I had a 'cunning plan' to mate the front half of this with the back half and chassis of Minairon's new 1/72 Ford AA van (which comes out at the end of September). I was thinking it would make a lovely Citroen ambulance or radio car...
|The soon to be released Minairon's Ford AA ambulance.|
|A French Citroen Type 23 ambulance. Mating the Citroen's bonnet to the|
Minairons Ford body would have made a wonderful conversion.
|Beautifully restored example of the Citroen Type 23 truck in French army markings.|
Large numbers of these were 'acquired' by The Germans after the fall of France and
were used by the Wehrmacht
Update: Information I have received on the Axis History Forum points towards 40 Citroen Type 23 vehicles having been imported into Finland during World War 2. So that's nice as it makes my use of the type a little less suspect!