This entry expands previous articles about Norev Mini Jets. This time I am showing a Volvo F-89 truck, in different versions.
Note also that there are two different casts of the truck which differ only in the front. One seems to be older than the other one. Maybe the cast was modified to make the new truck look more modern. The chassis plastic part is the same in both models except for one little detail. Can you find it? The “older” cast models have grey plastic chassis while the “modern” cast models have black plastic chassis. Note that grey and black chassis have the two tanks in opposite sides: one is cylindrical and the other one is a rectangular prism.
Another difference is that some trucks have a siren, other don’t.
TWO DIFFERENT FREIGHT TRUCKS:
To my knowledge, Norev made only two trucks (vans and pickups apart) for the Mini Jet series: this Volvo and a Renault. Since both are very generic models, they were used with many different plastic attachments behind the cabin, from which I am showing only four of them: freight (2 different), waste disposal truck and chemicals tanker.
One of the freights has one small door on the right side, while the other one doesn’t have it. Maybe this second version was made like this so they could more easily attach a sticker on it.
CHEMICAL TANKER (plus another Freight Truck)
WASTE DISPOSAL TRUCK:
UPDATE 1 (May/2017) TANKER
FACTS AND FIGURES:
- Name: VOLVO F.89 (Nr. 433-436, 440-443)
- Scale: Approx 1:100
- Year: 1982
- Company: Norev (France)
- Size: 7 cms