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The Dinky Anti Aircraft Gun. Renumbered in 1954. The base of the pre-war anti aircraft gun trailer was not solid but had a circular hole with a stretcher bar that had a hole in the centre. This was a weakness of the pre-war design. The post war version had a solid floor. The pre-war barrel mount had holes in the mount seats for fitting the die cast gunners. There must have been stocks of the gun barrel mount left over from pre-war days as there are models with early barrel mounts fitted to post war trailers. Later trailers had barrel mounts without holes in the seats. Post war Dinky Toys had a 2mm axle but the pre-war version had a slightly smaller diameter axle and can be a source of problems when refurbishing an early Dinky.

As the gun was a combination of the outline of a the British Army`s Bofors gun and a Binns Road designer`s concept, the model has no exact scale but is something like a 1:60th to 1:64th scale model. The lorry that pulled the gun however falls into the scale category of Fits the box as it is actually nearer to 1:62 scale. Other Military Dinkys ranged from 1:32nd scale right down to 1:64th scale. Some but not all of the Dinky Supertoys were nearer to 1:55th and 1:48th scales. Children in the 1950s and 60s didn`t care about scales so we find a mixture of scales in the Dinky military range. The original price was 1/6 . It was available in olive drab finish at 1:60 scale. Released as Dinky 161b in 1939 withdrawn as Dinky 161b in 1954.

Dinky 161b
Dinky 161b

John Cruickshank

Dinky 161b
Dinky 161b

John Cruickshank

Dinky 161
Dinky 161

Chris R

Dinky 161
Dinky 161

Chris R

Dinky 161
Dinky 161

Chris R

Dinky 161
Dinky 161

Chris R

Dinky 161b
Dinky 161b

John Cruickshank

Dinky 161b
Dinky 161b

Douglas Gödeken

Dinky 161b
Dinky 161b

Douglas Gödeken

Dinky 161b
Dinky 161b

Ronald Ochoa

Dinky 161b
Dinky 161b

Ronald Ochoa

Dinky 161b
Dinky 161b

Ronald Ochoa

Dinky 161b
Dinky 161b

Ronald Ochoa

Dinky 161b
Dinky 161b

Ronald Ochoa

Dinky 161b
Dinky 161b

Ronald Ochoa

Dinky 161b
Dinky 161b

Ronald Ochoa

Dinky 161b
Dinky 161b

Ronald Ochoa

Dinky 161b
Dinky 161b

Ronald Ochoa

Dinky 161b
Dinky 161b

Ronald Ochoa

Dinky 161b
Dinky 161b

Ronald Ochoa

Dinky 161B & 151C
Dinky 161B & 151C

Stapleford Railway

Model features:

tow hook

Organisation:

army

Origin:

Made in England

Vehicle type:

anti-aircraft gun, gun, military, trailer

Wheels:

cast ridged hubs, plain rubber tyres

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