K193
Bedford MK UBRE Refueller
£158.00




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This model depicts the MK UBRE Refueller version with ‘Bar grip’ tyres. This comprehensive 1/35th scale kit by David Jane and Rob Tearle is super-detailed throughout and features; rear body loadbed and cab seating, full engine detail, detailed cab interior, fully detailed suspension with steerable front axle, detailed transmission, super-detailed digitally mastered tailgate and wheels. The cab doors and roof hatch can be displayed open/closed, and tailgate can be deployed or stowed. All providing a wealth of possible display options. Also included (but not shown on our display model) is the optional cab roof platform, for details of this see our kits K188.

The cab acetate glazing panels are supplied already laser pre-cut, and the headlamp brush guard frames are also supplied as laser cut details. Lights and indicators are supplied as coloured/clear resin castings and all other rod/rope materials are also included. A comprehensive and simple to use etched brass detail set is also supplied along with a set of full colour decals with many marking options, and authenticated and correct registration numbers.

British Army UBRE (Unit Bulk Refuelling Equipment) was introduced in 1975 and is generally used for fast combat refuelling of all vehicles but in particular the larger armoured MBT’s and APC’s of the British Army. The UBRE equipment comprises resin castings, etched brass details, full colour decals and vehicle hazard warning plates. Other materials such as rubber chord and wire are also included along with full colour instructions. The Bedford MK UBRE equipment was not removed from the vehicle.

We also make opening fuel cover sets for most British armoured vehicles and operator figures, details of which are shown elsewhere. Many thanks to Mark Cobham for his assistance with the research for this project and our NATO contacts for the relevant JSP marking details. For more details on UBRE please refer to product code A160.

Completed model dimensions (approximate):-

Inches/mm: Length 8.0/203, Width 3.5/89, Height 3.5/89


2 Reviews
Brian O'Donoghue says:

Hi guys,
Will you let me know if this returns to production, on reading the build feature in Military Illustrated Modeller I read the build article and realised that Nick mentioned me at the end. I was the veteran describing starting the donkey engine on our Pod in Bosnia, in the snow, at night and at minus 20ºC.

Posted On: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 @ 11:50 am

AA says:

Brian, it should be available again during November if all goes well.

Posted On: Monday, October 24th, 2016 @ 4:12 pm

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