The Stalwart 6×6 cross-country load carrier was part of the FV600 series of 6×6 vehicles developed by Alvis in the 1950s. Further details can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvis_Stalwart and http://www.military-today.com/trucks/alvis_stalwart.htm. It was initially developed as a private venture after the successful deployment of the Saracen APC and Saladin armoured car.
The ‘Stolly’, as it was universally known, was widely used to provide first line load carrying capability for the British mechanised teeth arms, including the RAC and the RA. It was a very capable vehicle, with good cross-country and amphibious capabilities. It proved to be heavy on maintenance and expensive to run, but provided an essential capability during the Cold War. This product is a model of the Mark 2 version (different windows and detail improvements), which was also used by the German Army. It was never directly replaced, but improved medium mobility trucks were used to fulfil its function in later years, with some loss of capability.
The Stalwart model is provided in several parts to permit additional detailing of the cabin, and to ease printing and assembly. It should prove straightforward to assemble, and the wheels are well supported for location. Variants of this model can be made to model the version used by REME, and the crane-fitted vehicle. It could also be fitted with the UBRE (unit bulk refuelling equipment) to refuel armoured and other vehicles close to the front line. The Stalwart provides the immediate support for Cold War British Force wargaming units, and could also be used with German troops.
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