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M792 Gama Goat Ambulance
US 6X6 Ambulance Truck M792 Gama Goat
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by: Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]


Originally published on:
Armorama

SUMMARY
Highs: Tamiya production quality and accuracy.
Lows: Cost may be a factor for some. Few changes to original release.
Verdict: Overall another interesting and solid release from Tamiya.
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35342
  Suggested Retail: $55 (list price)
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  PUBLISHED: Dec 16, 2014
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 89.91%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 82.61%

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About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...

Copyright 2017 text by Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of TankRat's. All rights reserved.


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Comments

Thanks! Could it be possible to have a "Video review" tag on the forum post so that we know wether it's an old fashioned review or a video one?
DEC 16, 2014 - 09:20 AM
Err... yes. Is that so you can seek them out more easily or avoid them? Cheers, Jim
DEC 16, 2014 - 09:51 AM
I have a comprehensive photo walk-around here on Armorama of a Gama Goat Ambulance.
DEC 16, 2014 - 10:25 AM
It will be definitly a nice addition to my Grenada models. When you leave off the heater, you can build an ordinary transporter. A shame that it did have some stretchers/litters, since it is an ambulance truck. BTW the scene of the boxart was seen on Salinas Airport in Grenada toward the end of the "war", when the "Goats" transported Cuban wounded soldiers to the waiting C-141 Starlifter planes.
DEC 17, 2014 - 03:40 AM
Jim, I appreciate the effort to make the video, but I find that I'd rather read everything in a few seconds rather than take the several minutes to watch a video. So, for me, I usually don't watch reviews posted on youtube. Sorry, this is just me I did appreciate the pics of the sprues and instructions I was hoping that Tamiya might include the later rounded engine covers with the upward slanting grab bars. Glad to see the added jerry can. Some of the US Army Goats that I took pictures in Hawaii had the bumper codes on the narrow narrow bumper. Wish Tamiya had put small codes in white and black. Thank you for you effort. Grant
DEC 17, 2014 - 09:29 AM
HLJ has this kit for a little more than $20.00. LINK Pretty cool little vehicle. Jeff
DEC 22, 2014 - 10:10 AM
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