This model is a joint effort by Tamiya-Italeri. The model is of the 508CM "Coloniale". The 508CM "Coloniale' was the military version of the 1,100cc Fiat 508C Balilla originally released in 1937. The Coloniale was notably used by the Italian Army in North Africa, for both the transportation of officers and reconnaissance activities. Following the Italian surrender in 1943, the Coloniale was commandeered and used in large numbers by the German forces.