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British Light Utility Car Tilly - Royal Air Force, 1940s 

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Hobby Master 1:48 HG1301
British Light Utility Car Tilly - Royal Air Force, 1940s
Scale:
1:48
Length:
2.5"
Width:
2"
Composition:
Diecast
SKU:
HM-HG1301


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Historical Note:   Early in WWII the need for a small utility vehicle became apparent. To expedite the manufacturing process some civilian car designs were modified. These small utility vehicles were usually referred to as “tilly”, a play on the word utility. There were 4 major producers of these vehicles, Austin, Hillman, Standard and Morris. Manufacturers kept some of their distinctive physical features such as hoods (bonnets) and grilles. The “tilly” was well suited for the multitude of tasks it was assigned and became an iconic WWII British vehicle. 

The debate over whether or not the RAF used the Austin Tilly rages on. Some say the RAF never used the Austin variant, some say the RAF used a few that had been redirected from other branches of the military. Some also say the RAF did use Austin Tillies but they weren’t painted RAF blue-grey until just after WWII. Any way you look at it the Austin Tilly in RAF blue-grey makes sense since this variant was the most produced out of the 4 companies.

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