The Tatra factory in the Czech Republic has for a long time been building heavy cross-country vehicles. The Tatra 813 8 x 8 heavy truck has been built since the late 1960's. It was used by various Warsaw Pact armies and also served for many civilian purposes. With its excellent cross-country mobility, it is also a favourite at truck trials.
has more information about the original.
This items consists of a model on a sprue, with a canvas roof and a bulldozer blade as separate items on the sprue. To mount the dozer blade, the towing hitch (coupling) on the front fender must be removed. To mount the shovel, cut the shovel and D-shaped sprue from the main sprue and glue it under the cab, right back to the chassis rod - see the picture
The model is simply a scaled-up version of my 6 mm scale model
. No extra detail has been added.
The model is mentioned in spur-n.com
on their military page
, which has several pictures of the finished model with the dozer blade
and without it