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German armoured car; prototype - ACTION MAN


  • Object:

    German armoured car; prototype

  • Date:

    ca. 1975 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    carved wood, plastic; painted dark green

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a prototype model for the German armoured car. It was made in 1981 for the 1982 range. It was only included in the range for one year. Catalogue number 34755.

Physical description

1. prototype of carved wood painted dark green. It has a flat top and the top surface is carved to show a shovel, water/petrol cans, fire extinguishers, box lids, hatches and a walking grid. The sides are carved to show opening hatches. It is mounted on two pairs of wheels with black plastic tyres; a spare wheel is attached to the right side. The underside is carved and shaped. Screwed to the top is a gun turret of moulded green plastic; it turns and the gun goes up and down. Glued to the body are a number of hand made card decals in black and white
and red and white representing German insignia.
2,3. turret tops, grids of moulded green plastic which are attached to the turret on each side by small pins. In both cases, one of the pin loops has been broken.


ca. 1975 (made)

Materials and Techniques

carved wood, plastic; painted dark green


Height: 22.8 cm, Width: 26.7 cm, Circumference: 54.7 cm

Object history note

References: see also B478-1994
Made by Palitoy, Coalville, Leicester, England.

Descriptive line

German Armoured Car; Prototype; English; c. 1975

Production Note

Made by: Palitoy


Dolls & Toys; Children & Childhood; War


Museum of Childhood

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