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

15 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

Rui Vieira says:

I would love to have your version of this iconic ambulance.

Posted On: Saturday, May 4th, 2019 @ 6:03 pm

Jerry says:

Yes please, I need one to finish a long sheved project .

Posted On: Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 @ 3:45 pm

Samuel Picardo says:

Yes please, if this could become available again that would be brilliant

Posted On: Monday, May 27th, 2019 @ 5:56 pm

Christian Triboulet says:

I would need the vehicle Austin K2/Y Ambulance for the realization of a diorama with Mosquito from Tamiya do you have any idea of the availability of this kit

Posted On: Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 @ 10:04 am

Rod Carpenter says:

yes please, it's D Day after all

Posted On: Thursday, June 6th, 2019 @ 3:26 pm

Paul Carter says:

Please re release this model

Posted On: Sunday, June 9th, 2019 @ 12:33 pm

Mike Whitfield says:

Yes please - to help celebrate my Dad's part in the campaign immediately after D-Day as an ambulance driver - for his grandchildren & great grandchildren.

Posted On: Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 @ 6:33 pm

Matthew Cowan says:

Please re issue this kit it's an iconic vehicle and there should be a 1/35 version I am sure it would sell

Posted On: Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 @ 3:58 pm

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