The Fordson Crash Tender vehicle was manufactured at the Ford Dagenham plant from 1940 when the plant’s normal civilian vehicle production line was taken over for the manufacture of military vehicles. The WOT 1 was introduced for a variety of uses during World War II when it carried searchlights, barrage balloons and froth fire extinguishers. It was the mainstay of the RAF’s fire-fighting equipment at fighter and bomber bases during the War as well as afterwards. Its capacity was 300 gallons of water and 65 gallons of foam and was built to carry four crew members.
This release on the Fordson WOT1 (War Office Type 1) major crash tender is RAF Bomber Command whose vehicle is decorated in the traditional RAF blue-grey and features a contrasting bright yellow upper section on the foam filled tanker. The canvas canopy over the driver’s seat and the wheels are also RAF blue grey. The cab interior and seating are both dark grey. The hose attachments along the tank are given a realistic brass finish and to the front, the headlights and sidelights are silver. The RAF roundel is printed on the black front mudguard and the crash tender is registered RAF 108878.
Orders can be placed online, by phone or by post. The UK Postal address for orders is: Oxford Diecast Ltd, PO Box 363, Southampton S014 0TJ
As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
Order Value: £20.00 & OverUK: £4.95
Rest of the World: £6.95
Orders are dispatched within 3 working days and can take between 3-5 working days for UK mainland.
If you choose to join the club you will receive any multi-purchase discounts at the time of ordering, by selecting the membership level you want and adding it to your order.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations. Please click here to learn more about our international postage.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850