Snow Tracs were used by NATO in Norway and I think they'd be a good addition to my mid-1980's Action Force collection.
|Snow Trac rear detail|
The Royal Marines version was very light weight, with the fixed cabin replaced by a canvas tilt.
|Information panel at Flixton museum.|
They could easily be fitted with a WOMBAT recoilless rifle for anti-tank work. Incidentally, anyone who watched the recent His Dark Materials BBC TV series may recognise the Snow Trac as a vehicle the Gyptians had in their convoy to rescue the children from Bolvangar (though without the gun!).
|Snow Trac in use with an L6 WOMBAT recoilless rifle.|
A trip to the local car boot sale this morning furnished me with a matchbox Snow Trac for the princely sum of 50 pence. It's slightly over-sized but not by much and to be honest, how often do you see one driving down the street to be able to compare it to a person?
|Snow Trac in the snow.|
I'll need to whip up some tracks for it but that shouldn't be too hard. Royal Marine Snow Tracs did not have the fixed cabin but I'm not planning on fitting a WOMBAT so I'll just add a bit of stowage and leave it at that.
|That man in blue should be wearing a hat in the cold weather.|
I'll need to bend the front back into shape slightly and the tow hook and part of the rear equipment rack but should be fairly easy.
|Won't get far without any tracks!|
Some paint stripper or a polish with a steel brush and some wire wool should get it ready for an undercoat and a suitable snow camo scheme.