login   |    register
Armor/AFV: Braille Scale
1/72 and 1/76 Scale Armor and AFVs.
Hosted by Darren Baker
Autocar Cargo Truck
pbennett
Visit this Community
United Kingdom
Joined: October 14, 2007
KitMaker: 354 posts
Armorama: 322 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 01:49 AM UTC
I have several photos showing supplies being transferred from Dakotas onto cargo trucks during the Berlin Airlift. Some of the vehicles appear to be Autocar tractors with very large trailers. I note that Airfix have released a set 'USAAF Bomber Re-supply Vehicles', which includes an Autocar fuel tanker. Does anyone know of a suitable trailer in either 1/72 or 1/76 scale that would fit the tractor and be appropriate for a Berlin Airlift diorama?
Frenchy
Visit this Community
Rhone, France
Joined: December 02, 2002
KitMaker: 12,053 posts
Armorama: 11,848 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 02:19 AM UTC
Like this ?



Maybe you could use the (7-ton ?) trailer included in this PST kit ?





H.P.
Bleusaille
Visit this Community
France
Joined: September 02, 2008
KitMaker: 29 posts
Armorama: 28 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 07:42 PM UTC
The PST Trailer is maybe a "semi-trailer skate and platform 5 t 2 wheels" (model 516)like this one :

or maybe better a "lighter" 3,5 t 2 wheel Model T118 Semi-trailer
In fact, the 5 t trailer does have two cut corners at its front, but you can find the spare wheel at this place...
the3,5 trailer has the "square angles" corner, but the spare wheel in above the frame
In fact, I've never found a picture of a real "PST Trailer"...
the trailer near the plane on your picture is a "semi-trailer skate and platform 10t 2 wheels" (model1025)like this one :


two time "larger"...
you can put a 5 t semi-trailer behind the Autocar truck, but is for me like to use a gun to kill a mosquito
in an other hand, i'm affraid the PST trailer is (with the other PST trailer) the only one on the market...
I don't think it's very hard to scratch one...
tankmodeler
#417
Visit this Community
Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 01, 2004
KitMaker: 3,079 posts
Armorama: 2,495 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 10:28 PM UTC
If you look at the first photo, there are a number of vertical strips supporting the stake body. There are 4 pairs of strips in the middle of the trailer in the photo. This corresponds to the 10 ton trailer Pascal found.

And as he said, it doesn't look too difficult to scratchbuild the trailer body and maybe extend the frame. You need to do something to fold up the dolly wheels anyway if you have it attached to the tractor.
Kevlar06
Visit this Community
Washington, United States
Joined: March 15, 2009
KitMaker: 2,839 posts
Armorama: 1,561 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 10:50 PM UTC

Quoted Text

If you look at the first photo, there are a number of vertical strips supporting the stake body. There are 4 pairs of strips in the middle of the trailer in the photo. This corresponds to the 10 ton trailer Pascal found.

And as he said, it doesn't look too difficult to scratchbuild the trailer body and maybe extend the frame. You need to do something to fold up the dolly wheels anyway if you have it attached to the tractor.



Or just buy two trailer kits and combine them thru kitbashing to produce a longer trailer.
VR, Russ
Frenchy
Visit this Community
Rhone, France
Joined: December 02, 2002
KitMaker: 12,053 posts
Armorama: 11,848 posts
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:03 AM UTC
I've finally found a picture of the 7-ton trailer :



maybe it was the inspiration for the PST one....

H.P.