Dragon's 1/6 Jeep has been considered the most accurate in 1/6 and it was only a matter of time before they got around to doing a version from the famed SAS/LRDG in the North Africa campaign.
The men of the SAS and LRDG worked closely together to perform behind the lines attacks as well as recon and obersrvation. For a great read on these brave (and often eccentric) troops, check out the excellent Killing Rommel by Steven Pressfield.
These men and their vehicles operated so far from any sort of supply line, that they had to carry everything with them including all rations, spare parts, etc. Of course in the harsh desert, gas and water were of the highest importance and all of their vehicles were fitted with ways to carry extra 'jerry cans' of both.
The vehicles had to be modified to survive in the harsh desert. Here Dragon captures the detail of the radiator condenser and the chopped grille slats.
Detail shot of front end.
Top shot of hood with extra jerry cans tied down and a shot of the new tooled vickers machine guns.
Detailed hood latches.
The Dragon jeep comes with a twin mount up front and a single Vickers in the rear. Both have removable drums.
The Vickers K was known as the Vickers Gas Operated - VGO machine gun. Originally intended for aircraft use, but it found favor with the SAS and LRDG in the desert for its high rate of fire and superior desert reliability.
Dragon did a great job on these guns that have been asked for by 1/6 fans for some time.
Shot of rear Vickers K on side mount.
Detail shot of steering wheel.
Dash shot wtih data plates.
Jeep comes with all the extra jerry cans shown. You will need a few more if you want to completely fill the racks
Rear shot with extra tire.
Another rear shot.
Dragon did a great job on the weathering and paint detail on these.
Shot of the back seat which is large enough to fit one figure.
It is important to clarify here that the figure is NOT included with the Jeep. Some dealers are selling them as a combo package, but the figure is packaged and sold separately.
The SAS and LRDG were pretty lax on uniform standards and troops often adopted elements of RAF and regular British Army uniforms with arab like head garb.
All loaded up and ready to roll.
The nice thing about the Jeep in 1/6 is that it is still small enough to display. Some 1/6 vehicles can get unwieldy in size. Makes a nice display when loaded up.
Dragon did a great job on this one. They took their outstanding 1/6 Jeep and gave it the 1/6 workover. 1/6 fans no longer have to chop and scratchbuild to get a great SAS/LRDG Jeep. Now you can get one right out of the box.
Oops, almost forgot an chassis picture. It is detailed and weathered out. Please note: that this Jeep also does not come with the engine. We do not have any idea if Dragon will re-release their engine upgrade set. The last time it was available was as a Dragon Expo exclusive.