AUSTIN K2/Y Ambulance

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The Austin K2/Y Ambulance was better known as a ‘KATY’ and was the most well known military ambulance of WW2. Immortalised in the famous film ‘Ice Cold in Alex’, the Katy has a very special place in history. The 13,000+ vehicles produced were used by all services in all countries throughout WW2 and beyond. The K2Y was also supplied to the US Army and US Air Force under ‘reverse lend-lease’. Many were also supplied to the Soviet Union, and captured examples were much prized by the Wehrmacht.

This 1/35th scale model by David Jane, with additional design by Derek Hansen & Rob Tearle, includes full interior detail, full engine and suspension detail, 4 stretchers, optional parts, stowage, extensive full colour decals and etched brass detailing set. This is a favourite subject for my wife, Janet, and myself, as it brings back happy memories of driving and living in a restored Katy while attending vehicle rallies over many years. The Kielder forest run, and the 1984 40th Anniversary D-Day tour in France being the most memorable. Arromanche-les-Bains 1915 hours Wedensday, 6th June 1984 (if you were there, you will remember!)

This model is dedicated to the memory of our wonderful friend, Michael Mutch, the former joint owner and curator of the Myreton Motor Museum in Aberlady, Scotland.

Derek Hansen 3rd April 2004

7 Reviews
Edward Turner says:

Hi, I have the Airfix kit for my aircraft diorama, but I mostly build 1/35 scale armour. Love this Vehicle; got to have this kit to fit into my Irish Guards Diorama!

Posted On: Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 @ 3:49 pm

Andy Pitt says:

Hi I am building this kit at present and I am trying to source the correct decals for the Katy in the film ice cold in Alex is anyone making them or planning to

Posted On: Saturday, July 14th, 2018 @ 9:14 pm

Hubert Schetters says:

I built one some years ago. I do need another one for my Lancaster diorama. Help!!

Posted On: Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 @ 6:48 pm

Maurice Smith says:

Looks great. I would certainly buy one if it became available

Posted On: Saturday, January 19th, 2019 @ 10:15 pm

Jeremy Mussell says:

Would be great to see a return of the AUSTIN K2/Y Ambulance. FOG have some really detailed British North Africa resin figures, which would enable a brilliant 'Ice Cold in Alex' diorama.

Posted On: Monday, February 4th, 2019 @ 3:10 pm

Frederik Lemche says:

Would love to buy one when it becomes available again

Posted On: Sunday, February 10th, 2019 @ 9:42 pm

John sneddon says:

When and if will the k2 ambulance be available again?

Posted On: Thursday, February 28th, 2019 @ 10:58 pm

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