The AEC ACV (Armoured Command Vehicle) was one of a series of such vehicles built by the British Associated Equipment Company during the Second World War. Such vehicles were essentially armoured buses based on truck chassis and the UK was the only country to develop and widely employ this purpose-built armoured command form of transport. Just over 400 were built in all for use by the British Army and carried the facility for a single .303 Bren light machine gun which was carried inside. The ACV was big and comfortable, as a result of which the troops nicknamed it Dorchester after the luxury hotel on Park Lane in London.
To launch this piece of new tooling, Oxford has decorated the ACV in a dark green/dark grey camouflage scheme as used by the 8th Armoured Division in 1941. The chassis and wheel hubs are also dark green. The Division's military number is printed on both sides of the cab and across the back. They have also named their truck Hermann, printed boldly in red on the bonnet, while additional military numbering appears on the front and rear mudguards. One final detail comprises the authentic ‘rivets' on the vehicle, which are shown up to great effect by the dark colour scheme.
Orders can be placed online, by phone or by post. The UK Postal address for orders is: Oxford Diecast Ltd, PO Box 363, Southampton S014 0TJ
As well as accepting sterling cheques we accept Euro cheques (over 50 euros) and US$ cheques (over 50 dollars).
The postage charges for non members are:
Order Value: £0.00 - £19.99UK: £2.95
Rest of the World: £6.45
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Rest of the World: £6.95
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You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, please contact our customer services team on 023 8024 8850