Combat Enginner Tractor (CET)
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This is the standard configuration FV180 Combat Engineering Tractor (CET) whichis designed to carry out digging, recovery, liftng and river bank preperation tasks in a combat zone. The vehicle is of aluminium construction and is fully amphibious, using tracks and a pair of hydrojets for propulsion.An unusual feature is that the two man crew sit ‘back to back’ in the special cupola and either can fully contol the vehicle and equipment.The CET entered service with the British Army in 1978 and still serves to the present day.
This extensive 1:35th scale model by Tim Babb depicts a vehicle in digging configuration and comes complete with all tools, etched brass details cables and fittings. Two further versions (K052S, and K052J) depict vehicles fitted for swimming and lifting respectively. All these models have been supplied to the UK defence community.
Completed model dimensions (approximate over spade)
Inches/mm: Length 8.5/216 Width 3.25/83 Height 3.5/89