Mikael Terfors tackles ICM’s 1/35 Model T Ford ambulance, finding the project both relaxing and enjoyable.
Ford’s Model T almost certainly needs no introduction, but how it came to be used for evacuating casualties on the Western Front is perhaps less well-known. Shortly after the outbreak of World War One in 1914, staff at the American Hospital of Paris opened a military institution to accommodate the growing number of casualties; this civilian-run facility was known as the American Ambulance Hospital. It had a great reputation among the French, due in part to the large number of American volunteers who served there as doctors, nurses and ambulance drivers. In April 1915, the Inspector General of the hospital negotiated an agreement for some of the vehicles and crews to serve closer to the front lines. This group came to be known as the American Ambulance Field Service and later the American Field Service (AFS).