A small aerodynamic shaped semi-trailer with 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 the aluminium body of disused wartime bombers, therefore, giving the shiny metal finish and few were 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.
Because the roof was curved it reduced the aerodynamic drag thereby allowing the car to have higher fuel efficiency which was important during the times when fuel was in short supply.
For the next 30 years these were seen practically everywhere. But by the late 1950’s when the world stabilized and life was returning back to normalcy (after World War II) Americans wanted bigger cars and campers. In this process, these small campers started losing out in marketability. By 1960 these had practically disappeared from the scene.
This is a 1:24 metal scale model with canoe and cycle
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|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Moving wheels|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||10 x 5 x 5|