Saturday, August 27, 2016

Pyro Small Army Flatbed Truck w-Auto - OD HP

This is the blog's first look at one of Pyro's small sized U.S. Army vehicles from the early 1950's (not counting the barge we covered a few weeks back). This series appears to be largely support vehicles like flatbeds trucks, wreckers, road graders, etc. Pyro made another, larger, series in the sixties which were mostly combat type vehicles and if I ever get around to pulling out all my small sized Army stuff you'll see nice variety offered by toy makers back in the day. This flatbed tractor/trailer combo measures 5 1/2" (13.97cm) L overall, 1 3/8" (3.49cm) W x 1 3/8" (3.49cm) H. The cars that came with these are lettered 'DP7189' on the rear license plate and some had stars heat stamped on the roof. This car is unadorned and we'll post pics of it all by itself in nother post. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Some comparison shots with the small tin litho truck we featured a short while ago as well as a Gilmark vehicle

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Unk Mfr - Tin Army Troop Carrier - Cragstan?

Here's the last of the three Japanese tin Army vehicles I recently acquired, the Troop Carrier. It's actually the same truck as the dump truck posted yesterday but with the addition of the tarp. It measures 4 1/8" (10.47cm) L x 1 1/2" (3.81cm) W x 1 7/8" (4.76cm) H. At the end of the post are some comparison photos with Pyro and Gilmark vehicles. They're all a pretty good fit together. I'd love to do some kind of display or diorama but that'll have to wait for now. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Unk Mfr - Tin Army Dump Truck - Cragstan?

Here's the second of three Army trucks I recently acquired. I'm calling this a dump truck but the dump action doesn't actually work. In any case it was probably made by the same Japanese firm who made the ambulance posted yesterday. It measures 4 1/8" (10.47cm) L x 1 1/2" (3.81cm) W x 1 3/8" (3.49cm) H. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina