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Artitec 387.131 Highlights:
Model: Artitec's 387.131 1/87 scale 350cc triumph military motorcycle is fully assembled and painted British Standard Color BS No. 3 Khaki Green and comes with a dispatch rider and two other figures. All the new Artitec finished models are highly detailed works of art. They are all hand painted and finished using the highest quality resin, plastic and metal parts. Add a few to your collection today before they are sold out. Models are made in small production runs so don't delay in ordering.
Prototype: Triumph Engineering Co. Ltd. was an early British manufacturer of motorcycles, producing its own designs beginning in 1905. When the Second World War began, Triumph developed a 350cc twin-cylinder motorcycle, the 3TW, for the British armed forces. On the evening of November 14 1940 Triumph’s Coventry factory was destroyed in the infamous German air raid and the company lost its molds and plans for its 350cc twin engine. Triumph salvaged what equipment it could and opened a new factory in Meriden producing 350cc motorcycles with single-cylinder side-valve engine (3SW) and single-cylinder overhead-valve engines (3HW). These engines produced 70 hp and had a maximum speed of 71 mph. Despite its setback at Coventry in 1940, Triumph built over 40,000 motorcycles for the British armed forces during the war. PLEASE NOTE: These models are all handmade and painted which makes every one unique. This means the paint patterns may vary a little and the detail parts like sandbags, turret tracks, antennas, etc. may also be arranged differently. This was also the case in real life. These models are very prototypical.