A small aerodynamic shaped semi-trailer with a curved roof that appears like a teardrop is called – Teardrop Camper.
Evolved in the 1930’s in the USA constructed out of the leftover wartime materials post World War I, these small lightweight campers became an instant hit as soon as they appeared in the market. Few were made out of aluminium body of disused wartime bombers, therefore, giving a shiny metal finish. Few campers were also made of leftover wood panels.
America was just settling down and the government constructed long highways for people to travel long distances. People also wanted to get out of their homes to enjoy the vast countryside and the easiest thing to do was to pick up the family car, hook-up this lightweight motorhome and move out for the weekend. Since the roof was curved it reduced the aerodynamic drag, thereby, allowing the car to have higher fuel efficiency which was important during those times when fuel was in short supply.
Ken Skill was a company that was founded by Bill Kennedy and Jim Brunskill (the name of the firm evolved out of their family names) in 1946. By 1948 when the firm winded up, they produced the largest amount of teardrop campers in the USA.
This 1:24 metal scale model comes along with a canoe and a bicycle.
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|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Moving wheels|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||10 x 5 x 5|