|305 x 450 x 95 mm
One of the very first modern models designed for the 80s generation, the F12 truck was released in autumn of 1977 to replace the F89, launched seven years earlier. These brand new cab-over vehicles were the end product of the research that eventually led to the launch of the N models in 1973. This was particularly true of the special high-strength steel chassis and parts of the drive chain, which had also been strengthened and improved. A series of aluminium tanks and parabolic leaf springs were used to minimise the truck‘s weight and thus maximise the payload. On board the F12 the driver benefited from excellent conditions, which was necessary given the considerable distances involved in international transit.
At Heller, we are constantly working to produce our products as sustainable as possible. In recent years, we have therefore taken many measures to increase resource efficiency as much as possible.
Since 2023, we have been producing all Heller model kits with recycled plastic. This gives existing plastic a new life in a great kit while maintaining the same quality.
Instead of packing our sprues in plastic bags, we use tissue paper to transport all components in a clean, protected and environmentally friendly way. Thanks to our seal closure, we do not need shrink film. This also significantly increases the recyclability of our packaging.
We are proud of our large archive of injection moulds. That is why we rework, repair and improve existing moulds instead of throwing them away. Great models are preserved and at the same time a lot of energy and material is saved. That's why we proudly display the year of manufacture of our moulds and the year of the last general overhaul clearly on every product box.