RED BALL EXPRESS by 3DClassics123456 ()
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Happy to meet you again!
I was away from home in July and August.
My last model is highly detailed ( chassis, technical parts...) with many opening and rotating parts.
Of course, it's a far better picture in full size!
The Red Ball Express was an enormous truck convoy system created by Allied forces to supply their forward-area combat units moving quickly through Europe following the breakout from the D-Day beaches in Normandy. The route was marked with red balls and closed to civilian traffic; the trucks were marked with red balls ( look at the trailer ) and given priority when on regular roads. At its peak the Red Ball Express operated 5,958 vehicles and carried about 12,500 tons of supplies per day.
The Autocar U-7144-T Tractor, 4-ton, 4x4 (G-510) was also produced by White as Model 444T (G-691). About 11,000 of the Autocar and 2,750 of the White were produced. The U-7144-T and 444T were both powered by the Hercules RXC 529 cu. in., 112hp 6cyl gasoline engine. They had a maximum towed load capacity of 30,000 lbs.
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Glad to have you back Alain..Ive missed our conversation. The truck looks great and should do well...I dont remember seeing one like this or even close other then the really expensive stuff over on TS. Anyway, I have company for the next few days and will catch up with you in a few days. Look forward to hewaring about your travels. Don