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ICM Announces FWD / B truck in 1/35th
Kevlar06
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 11:18 AM UTC

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" Now all we need is a 6” BL howitzer or French 75 to go with it!"

IBG has a couple kits of the French 75 in Polish service coming out. I don't know what it would take to back-date them to WWI, but it's a start.



Quite a lot I’m afraid, as the wheels, tires, axles, brakes and gun shield would all need to be replaced/ modified to represent a WWI era ‘75. But I’ll bet somebody will produce one in the future, now that all these WWI vehicles are hitting the market.
VR, Russ
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 01:55 PM UTC
IBG has announced a French 75 WWI version. Given their past cadence, I would expect it in 2 to 3 months.

Rick
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 10:11 PM UTC
seems it is already out, it is on stock at Koenig in Germany:

https://www.modellbau-koenig.de/Special-category/Pre-Order-Items/FWD-Type-B-WWI-US-Army-Truck

kind regards,
Michel
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Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 02:14 AM UTC
Since I was talking to a US Hobbyshop retailer I am going to assume he was telling me when it would be available to him here in the US.
Kevlar06
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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 05:19 AM UTC

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I think the 8” was too heavy.





The pictured truck is the artillery tractor version with a steel ammunition body.

H.P.



You know, the more I study this photo, I don’t think this is an FWD. I think it’s a Jeffry Quad ammo carrier, of which over 41K were produced. It looks just like this one, whereas the FWD has some boxes that overhang the chassis. Lukgraph offers a resin JQ.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 06:34 AM UTC
I'm no expert, but I woulds stick to the FWD ID. Here's a Jeffery/Nash Quad ( the Jeffery company was sold to the Nash Company in 1916, which produced the Quad under the name of Nash Quad) :


For comparaison :

FWD





the Jeffery has a longer "nose" (among other differences...).

Not the same truck IMHO...

H.P.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 07:10 AM UTC
Thanks Frenchy— to the rescue again! They do look very similar. In fact the box looks the same. I think the defining factor is the transfer case under the center of the chassis— looks like the JQ/N doesn’t have one. I wonder if the box bodies were the same for both.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:34 AM UTC

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I wonder if the box bodies were the same for both.



I guess they were the same judging by the pics...

H.P.
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 07:29 AM UTC
Just got my ICM order in on the FWD Type B WWI cargo truck from the LHS.
An amazingly well done kit if I do say!

As an F.Y.I. if you are in the Louisville, KY area Scale Reproductions has three more of these kits on the shelf but they won't last long!

Good Hunting!
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2020 - 05:41 AM UTC
My thanks go out to Grant Robinson who was nice enough to share his unused cloth top from his Liberty Truck. I hope to section the top and make it narrow enough to use over the driver's area of my FWD cab one day!

Thank You Sir! >>>>> Salute!

Would you happen to need any CCKW or Opal Blitz parts in return???