Armadillo Improvised Armoured Vehicle - Bolt Action Workbench
The Armadillo was an armoured fighting vehicle produced in Britain during the invasion crisis of 1940-1941. Based on a number of standard lorry chassis, it comprised a wooden fighting compartment protected by a layer of gravel filling the walls of the ‘fort’ and a driver’s cab protected by mild steel plates.
The Bedford OYD Armadillo was a Bedford OY fitted for airfield defence with Lewis guns and an ex-aircraft COW 37 mm gun.
This vehicle was used by the RAF for airfield defence and later the Home Guard, making it an ideal addition to the Dad’s Army Home Guard Platoon.
The pack contains a resin and metal kit complete with two Home Guard soldiers.
The truck comes as a resin body, with a resin "wooden" fighting compartment. The wheels are metal as are the mudgards the front bumper, steps, fuel tank and the frontal windscreen armour.