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This model is the Matchbox Yesteryear Y3-4-G-1 Ford Model T Tanker (1912-16) in RAF Water Tanker livery. It comes packed in the original Type J, maroon coloured, Limited Edition box.
The model has no opening parts. The cab roof, cab, radiator grille and lights, the tank and tank caps, and baseplate and running boards are all RAF Blue. It has the Matchbox 1986 Limited Edition base. There is no glazing.
Coded to the 2002 Yesteryear Book
Body Colour: RAF Blue cab, chassis, and tank
Roof: RAF Blue
Radiator: RAF Blue
Seats: Black plastic
Steering Wheel: Black plastic
Wheel Hubs: 12 spoke, RAF Blue
Plated Parts: None - all over painted in RAF Blue
Box Type: J - maroon coloured, Limited Edition box
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model is an unattributed Code 3 model with gold Code 3 identification on the packaging. It has white labels with red lettering reading "Water" on the side hoarding panels (making the donor model a Red Crown tanker), RAF Roundels and White RAF lettering on the cab sides below the horizontal oval window. Interestingly the creator has added the standard red/white/blue aircraft tail fin "flash" to the rear of the tank, but in a horizontal axis with red being at the top. The 12 spoke hubs have been overpainted in RAF Blue. The baseplate reads "Limited Edition" at the top centre, "MATCHBOX, Made in England" on two lines at the mid centre above the driveshaft, "Matchbox Int'l Ltd" at the same level but just forward of the rear axle, "Models Of Yesteryear" at the mid centre below the driveshaft, and "1912 Ford Model T © 1986" on two lines at the bottom centre. It is held in place by three self tapping screws.
Issued at some time after 1986 with a stated scale of 1:35.