🛢️ Dapol 14T Air Ministry Tankers In Stock

Posted by Jack Morgan on

Air ministry tankers
Air ministry tankers
Air ministry tankers

Dapol's highly anticipated newly tooled range of OO gauge 14 ton Class A and Class B 'Air Ministry' tank wagons have now arrived into stock.

A plethora of different models will be available covering these numerous fuel tankers in Shell, BP, Esso, Regent Oil, Lobitos and Berry Wiggins livery variations.

In Stock Now

Product Features

Class A & Class B wagons to be produced 

Extremely detailed and accurate body shell and chassis 

Many separately added fine details, including separate platforms and ladders where appropriate

NEM tension lock couplings

Finely profiled wheels (front and back) 

Full sprung chassis - a 1st for OO Gauge RTR models 

Superbly applied liveries

Three link chains supplied in accessory bag

Prototype Information

The majority of these tank wagons were built between 1939 and 1944 as Class A wagons for aviation fuel, being 17ft-6inch long on a 10ft wheelbase fitted with RCH either side braking and split oil axle boxes. The tank was 7ft-2inch diameter containing 4275 gallons saddle mounted with two small platforms on the top of the tank. After the war and around 1947, surplus tank wagons were converted to Class B fitted with heating coils to help discharge of viscous fuel and bottom discharge. All Class A tanks had gone out of service by 1971 with the last B Class tank following in 1973.

Air ministry tanker
Image by Dan Adkins

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