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Long Range Desert Group (LRDG)

Chevrolet WB 30 cwt Patrol Truck


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: UK
First Produced/Service Dates: 1940
Manufactured by: Chevrolet with LRDG Unit modifications
Crew: 2-4?
Armament: Multiple Armament Packages Including .50 cal HMG, .303 Lewis MG, .5 Boys Anti-Tank Rifle
Engine: 6 Cylinder
Miscellaneous Info: Most Vehicles did NOT follow any particular pattern.  They were stocked and armed by the individual crew members.
Data Sheet Available: None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
LRDG Chevrolet Patrol Truck Photos Erik Johansen - South Shields, Tyne & Wear UK

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
"Long Range Desert Group Chevrolet Model 1533X2 30 cwt 4x2 Truck" by Paul Handel Anzac Steel Website
The LRDG, Long Range Desert Group W. Tobias Gibson's Website
The LRDG Preservation Society Preservation Society Group Website

Printed

Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
"Desert Chevrolets: A Lone Long Range Desert Group Survivor and Its Contemporaries" Wheels & Tracks: The International Review of Military Vehicles - Issue #8
Desert Raiders: Axis and Allied Special Forces (1940-1943) - Osprey Battle Orders #23 Andrea Molinari
Long Range Desert Group, The (1940-1945) - Osprey New Vanguard #32

Review by John Prigent via Missing-Lynx

Robin Jenner, David List & Mike Badrocke

  "LRDG Patrol Trucks: Desert Warfare" (April 2006 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

John Blackman

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
LRDG Chevrolet Patrol Truck Kit (Earlier Release = 850); (Newer Release = 89785) Tamiya 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.  Newer Release also comes with BREDA 20mm AA GUN.
       
Accessory or Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
LRDG Chevrolet Instruments and placards (AR35329) Archer Fine Transfers 1/35 Decals/Transfers
British SAS Chevrolet (North Africa 1942) No. 1 Accessory Set (DT35015) Black Dog 1/35 Resin
British SAS Chevrolet (North Africa 1942) No. 2 Accessory Set (DT35109) Black Dog 1/35 Resin
LRDG Chevrolet Patrol Truck Wheel Set (DT35-012) D Toys 1/35 Resin
LRDG Chevrolet Patrol Truck Wheel Set R&J Products 1/35 Resin
LRDG Chevrolet Wheel Set (35.2341) Resicast 1/35 Resin
LRDG Chevrolet 30cwt Cab detail Set (35.2342) Resicast 1/35 Resin
LRDG Chevrolet 30cwt Cab Stowage Set (35.2347) Resicast 1/35 Resin
LRDG Chevrolet 30cwt Early Radio Truck Detail and Stowage Set (35.2344) Resicast 1/35 Resin. Comes with Cab detail set, Wheels and Stowage and PE Sand Channels.
LRDG Chevrolet 30cwt Heavy Weapons Carrier Conversion Set (35.2351) Resicast 1/35 Resin
LRDG Chevrolet 30cwt Heavy Weapons Carrier (Late) Conversion Set (35.2369) Resicast 1/35 Resin
LRDG Chevrolet Breda Gun Carrier conversion/update set (35.2346) Resicast 1/35 Resin. Conversion for Tamiya Truck/20mm AA Gun Combo kit or Separate Tamiya Truck & Italeri AA gun kits.
LRDG Chevrolet Fitter's Vehicle conversion/update set (35.2352) Resicast 1/35 Resin
LRDG Chevrolet Patrol Truck Wheel Set Tank Workshop 1/35 Resin

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
LRDG Chevrolet 30 cwt Patrol Truck Model Photos Erik Johansen & Patrick Keenan
SAS Jeep/ LRDG Chevrolet 30 cwt Truck Desert Diorama Photos John Staehle - Deming, New Mexixo USA