Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII

Skybow blazed out of Taiwan in the late 1990s with some new Dodge vehicles that easily surpassed the quality of their aged Italeri predecessors.  Modelers have extolled the crisp castings and attention to detail, as well as the significantly simpler assembly of the Dodge chassis. A much-appreciated touch is the separate bagging of all the kits’ sprues. There were various rumors about a new line of Stuarts coming our way in 2002, but this was not meant to be.
In late 2003, AFV Club picked up the Skybow's existing 1/35 scale kits and began reissuing the Dodge series, beginning with the "Beep" and Command Car. Throughout 2004, there were various rumors about Skybow going over to 1/48 scale, in head to head competition with Tamiya, but nothing has come of this.

TP3506 U.S. 3/4 ton WC-57 Gen. Patton's Command Car 3rd Army, HQ-1 Europe
83rd Infantry Division, 308-E Europe
82nd Airborne, HQ-61 Europe
TP3501 U.S. 3/4 ton 4x4 Weapons Carrier "Beep" 3rd Army, 391st Infantry Regiment, C Co., #24 France
82nd Airborne France
6th Army, 15th Armored Division, A Co., #7 Italy
TP3504 U.S. 1 1/2 ton 6x6 Personnel Carrier "Big Shot" 1st Army, 3549th Truck Company (Europe)
3rd Army, 12th US Corps, 87th Infantry Division (Europe)
prototype vehicle "Big Shot"



Modeling the U.S. Army in WWII © 2002—2007 Timothy S. Streeter