Hobby Master 1/48 Ground Power Series
HG1304
British Light Utility Car Tilly
M1137629, North Africa
True 1/48 scale.

Professionally painted.

Weathered finish.

Great attention to detail.

All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).

Rubber tracks roll.

Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.

Highly collectable.
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Early in WWII the need for a small utility vehicle became apparent. To expedite the
manufacturing process some civilian car designs were modified. These small utility vehicles
were usually referred to as “tilly”, a play on the word utility. There were 4 major producers
of these vehicles, Austin, Hillman, Standard and Morris. Manufacturers kept some of their
distinctive physical features such as hoods (bonnets) and grilles. The “tilly” was well suited
for the multitude of tasks it was assigned and became an iconic WWII British vehicle.

During 1941 and 1942 the British fought the Italian and German forces in North Africa.
There were see-saw battles throughout these years with the British ultimately defeating the
Axis forces. Along with dozens of other British vehicles in use was the Tilly. It was used to
transport men and materiel from site to site. The Tilly was the little truck that could and was
used in all the British theaters of operation.
                  Austin 10                                                  Hillman 10
Engine                               4 cylinder petrol 1237 cc                        4-cylinder petrol 1184.5 cc
            29 bhp @ 4,000 rpm                                 30 bhp at 4,100 rpm
Electrical system                           12 volts                                                      12 volts
Transmission                        4 forward 1 reverse                                   4 forward 1 reverse

Dimensions
Length                                             13 ft                                                         12 ft 6 in
Width                                               5 ft                                                           5 ft 3 in
Height                                              6 ft 7 in                                                    6 ft 3 in
Wheelbase                                      7 ft 8 in                                                     7 ft 8 in
Ground Clearance                          7.5 in                                                         7.5 in
Weight                                            2,435 lb                                                        XXXX
Suspension                                   Leaf springs                                                   XXXX
Tyres                                              6.00 – 16 in                                                  XXXX
Brakes                                   Mechanical 9 inch drums                                Mechanical
Drive                                             Rear wheel                                                    XXXX
Number manufactured             Approximately 30,000                             Approximately 20,000



                   Morris 10                                                  Standard 12
Engine                              4 cylinder  petrol 1140 cc ohv                  4 cylinder petrol 1609 cc
             37.2 bhp @ 4,600 rpm                            44 bhp @ 4,000 rpm
Electrical system                             12 volts                                                  12 volts
Transmission                       4 forward 1 reverse                                   4 forward 1 reverse

Dimensions
Length                                            13 ft 6 in                                                   13 ft 8 in
Width                                              5 ft                                                            5 ft 4 in
Height                                             6 ft 7 in                                                     6 ft 7 in
Wheelbase                                      7 ft 9 in                                                     9 ft
Ground Clearance                           7.5 in                                                        7.5 in
Weight                                             2,435 lb                                                    2,600 lb
Suspension                                 Leaf spring                                Rigid front axle /  leaf springs
Tyres                                          6.00 – 16 in                                               6.00 – 16 in
Brakes                              Mechanical 9 inch drums                                     Mechanical
Drive                                           Rear wheel                                                Rear wheel
Number manufactured                   8,000+                                                         3,000
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