Derbyshire-based promotional model vehicle specialist Search Impex is delighted to
announce the release of a 1:50 scale Volvo FH5 Globetrotter XL 540 Euro 6 (6×4)
heavy recovery truck, customised in Lantern Recovery’s livery.
Please note : The model has been based on a Falkom recovery truck (not Worldwide
Recovery Systems, as per the actual truck). Lantern Recovery is fully aware of this
and accepts there are some differences in specification between the model and their
actual truck.
The models have been produced exclusively for Search Impex by WSI Models as a
certificated Limited Edition (255 pieces).
With its HQ in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, Lantern Recovery was founded in 1966 by
the Coleman family. The business has been active in the vehicle recovery &
roadside assistance industry for over 55 years and over that time has grown to
become one of the largest independent businesses in its sector. With more than 150
vehicles on its fast-growing fleet, Lantern Recovery proudly remains a family run
concern and is now in the 3rd generation.
The business has built up a wealth of experience & knowledge over the years and is
capable of handling an extremely diverse range of heavy recovery needs, 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week anywhere in the UK and throughout Europe. The call centre
operators, on taking a call, make an initial assessment of the incident. They then
deploy the correct equipment as quickly as possible to ensure any type of recovery
can be completed safely and efficiently using one or more of the trucks from its
significant fleet of heavies – which includes some of the best and latest equipment
for on or off road recoveries.
Well known for heavy recovery services, the Company features in the Channel 5
documentary “Car Pound Cops – Give Me My Car Back” as well as “Trucking Hell”
on Paramount which provides a good insight into the nature of the work and the
difficulties faced by specialist recovery operators. Keep an eye on these TV series
and you may well see, in action, the Volvo (6×4) heavy recovery truck on which the
1:50 scale model has been based. The Volvo FH5 is the most recent heavy
recovery truck to join the Lantern fleet and is certainly an impressive piece of kit!
Models, available from Search Impex, are priced at £154 each (including UK delivery
& VAT).
For details of availability of this and other models, collectors can visit the Search
Impex website at or call on 01332 873555