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Scout (Recon) Vehicle

Lockheed Armored Scout Vehicle
Commonly known as the armored car, this vehicle was based on the Lockheed Army XM800W Prototype Armored Reconnaissance Scout Vehicle designed in 1972. Minus one axle, the TM719 Scout (or Recon) vehicle was introduced in 1978. The turret rotated 360ยบ and had metal axles. It was typically part of a bagged set which would include 20 Vietnam era soldiers and a flag. It was also available in several of the Army Action Playsets and later sold individually. In 1991, it was released in a desert tan color to commemorate the victory in Desert Storm; along with several other TimMee vehicles and soldiers. An aqua green version was offered as well. The scout vehicle  was produced until TimMee's final demise in the fall of 2005. However, in the fall of 2012, an unspecified quantity left over from the last production run (just prior to Processed Plastic's assets being purchased by J. Lloyd International Inc.) and both colors are currently being sold on Amazon.com.

Scout in desert tan

Scout in aqua green

Header card

Lockheed XM800W prototype

Quick Facts
Manufacturer: Processed Plastic Co.
Item number: 719

Production: 1978 - 2005
Dimensions: 6¼" L x 2¼" W x 2¾" H

Scale: 1/35
Colors: army green, desert tan, aqua green 

Stickers: white star, registration #55239326

Reissues: Click here for information.


pylgrym said...

This would look cook in black to accompany the TIM Mee SWAT TEAM!

TimMee Army said...

Definitely! But I don't see this particular vehicle being reissued since the company still has new old stock. Plus I've heard nothing about the whereabouts of the mold.

Clarence said...

...there are some available on Ebay that have the larger tires which makes them a little meaner looking I think..:).....

Dan Peterson said...

I drove the original Lockheed XM800W during its test competition against several other vehicles at Fort Bliss, Texas, which was my home unit. It performed well, but unfortunately it kept getting flat tires, so the venerable M113A1 APC remained the most successful vehicle, and remained the main Armored Reconnaissance vehicle for the U.S. Army until the introduction of the M3 Bradley.

TimMee Army said...

How many of them did they produce for testing?

Nolan said...

I noticed under the current reissue armoured cars that the "Made In U.S.A." has kinda been filed off. So Processed Plastic could have temporarily sent the mold to a China or Mexico factory during the final years of the original run

TimMee Army said...

As I understood it, PPCo. scratched out the 'Made in U.S.A." on the tooling before production runs began so they'd have the option to have them produced in China. Although that never happened.