Due to the 1933 Road and Rail Traffic Act, truck makers had to develop 8-wheeler's. Although AEC was first in the field, Leyland stole the march over others and announced the arrival of the Octopus in 1935. By 1945 the Octopus became a super hit among heavy haul drivers so much so that Leyland kept its design unchanged until 1960.
Besides, the Leyland Comet, the Octopus model was also imported to India by Madras (now Chennai) based Ashok Leyland company in the mid-fifties to carry loads up to 25 tons.
TESCO is a well-known British chain of supermarkets. In India, they operate through the TATA Group under the label Star Bazaar.
Tit-Bits range are highly detailed models at affordable prices.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening model|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||10 x 3 x 3.5|