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MAN DHAK 26.240 Tipper

Maker:  Conrad
Model No:  1050/01
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  February 2012

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Detail   (max 30)18
Features   (max 20)15
Quality   (max 25)20
Price   (max 15)11
Overall   (max 100)71%


MAN DHAK 26.240 Tipper Video
Conrad box.
Width indicators and mirrors.
Wheel hubs look good.
Front opening bonnet.
Tipping height is good.
'What did you tip that here for?'
Fully loaded with 'rocks'.
Tough looking truck.
This model is of a historic truck, the MAN DHAK 26.240, which was popular in the 1980s.  It is a 6x6 chassis fitted with a rock tipper body made by the German company Meiller.


It comes in a standard Conrad branded box and the model sits in foam rubber.  The review model had no defects or missing parts.

The only assembly required is to fit width indicators and mirrors, which is easy to do.


Underneath, the chassis has the transmission and suspension modelled in a pleasing way with much of it modelled in metal.  The treaded tyres are mounted on nicely detailed wheel hubs. 

The cab is all metal and the lights within the front bumper have lenses, and the other lights are painted on.  Under the engine cover is a chromed metal engine block.  On the side the MAN model number appears in tiny writing. 

Behind the cab the rest of the chassis is also metal with a well detailed fuel tank.  The rear light clusters can just be noticed within the casting but they are painted the same colour as the rest of the chassis.

The tipper body is all metal and has flexible black mud flaps in front of the rear axles.  The structure of the body is modelled well.


The front axle steers and has a very good range of movement.  The rear axles have a degree of movement to represent suspension. 

The bonnet lifts up to reveal the engine and it can stay in a raised position.

The body tips to a very good angle and can hold any pose set.


This is a typically robust and well made Conrad model.  It has a high metal content and is well finished.


The price is reasonable for the quality offered.


It is hard not to like this model as it has a tough feeling and poses well.  It is easy to recommend.


The model first appeared in December 2011.

Foam rubber wrapping.
Rear lights are not painted or marked.
Detailed chassis.
Clean lines on the body.
Good leaf springs on the rear axles.
Profile view.
Steering angle is very good.
Front axle with differential.