1:16 Scale Model Forward Operating Base #FOB Workshop
Believe it or not, modified shipping containers were a military invention long before they started life as a core part of #international. Intermodal #transportation of #consumer goods.
Starting with the #Australianarmy in World War II, then later with the #American Army, early types of shipping containers were used in the transportation of military items. Such as sensitive military equipment instead of more fragile shipping methods such as wooden crates and bulk transport.
Later on during the Korean war the US army continued to evolve its “Transporters” (as these shipping containers were referred to). Designs that were closer to the standard #ISO containers we all recognize today.
Wood began to be replaced with metal in order to increase structural strength and security of the containers. Eventually standardized 8 foot x 8 foot containers were developed by the US Department of Defence, which later evolved into the multiples of 10 foot that we use today. It wasn’t until 1968 that the four most common ISO standards that we use in shipping were finalized.
Un built Model kit
Size 265mm long, 137 mm wide 137 mm high
would be great with some of our scale figures
These are made to order and are dispatched in around 7 days