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M978 Oshkosh
Fuel Truck Update

by Jean-Paul Poisseroux


M578 Oshkosh Fuel Truck with Update Parts

PRO ART Models




I discovered these accessories at the last Belgian model expo in Hoboken and I could not resist introducing these products. No, it is not a plane but a very useful refueler truck kit.

These sets improve the Italeri model of HEMTT (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck) version in 1/35 which is the ideal companion for the hélios Apache and Blackhawk on the same scale produced by KANGNAM and ACADEMY.


The model with its closed back doors was an "inert" accessory in a diorama. PRO ART allows us with this reference to make a dynamic component of it. 43 parts finely moulded out of white resin, detailing all the system of distribution of fuel. Pumps, drains, meters, rollers of pipes, guns will come to fit between the partition of the bottom provided and the frontage cut out with its two raised doors. Scratch-builder ,hold on; Pro-Art will save your precious time here!


Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:

Ref. 35002 EXTERIOR

56 parts to replace or improve the "large external base", what one can see above the case (Exhaust, filter, pumping installation, valves of fillings...) and "hidden" parts (reserve, cases of arrangement, extinguishers, transmission gear box, flaps,..).extra fine moulding parts will be seen only after painting.




25 parts to "relook" the cabin. Included are the dashboard with an extinguisher in passenger area, the side consoles, the pedals, the seats..if you open the doors, this set will raise the basic model clearly.



Ref. 35004 WHEELS

The defect of the kit's eight wheels (+ spare) is to have an unequal tyre tread in form and thickness and a representation of the whimsical bolting. The only solution to hide misery was to cover them with a large layer of mud for a setting in situation. Henceforth the truck will proudly be able to stand on the tarmac thanks to this set of replacement, also extremely useful.






These sets include b/w photographs of the items with their positioning on the basic kit.(color version via pro-art e-mail).Color parts are as the one they replace.For documentation ,you have to dig around.(and personally if someone could help me, i ll appreciate ,it will lead me to a diorama including MM-60G pave hawk at refueling station)

Bought separately or grouped these details deserve a large success taking into account their excellent QUALITY/PRICE ratio. No importer up to now (although I hope there is one in the future for this guy).

Thanks to Dirk for review samples.

These parts are available from:

PRO ART Models
Gooreindse Leunen 35
2440 GEEL Belgique
TEL 0032(0)14589680
E-MAIL proartmodels@pi.be

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Text and Images Copyright © 2002 by Jean-Paul Poisseroux
Page Created 09 October 2002
Last updated 22 July 2003

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