Structo Toys Time Line
THE TYPHOONS and Steerables
Starting in the latter part of the sixties through
1976 the Typhoon series was sold by Structo and the last part of
production was done by Ertl. The early Typhoon featured a large cab
bright metal grille and a black on white plastic insert with the word
Trubine slearly defining this as Structo. Saddle bag tanks and a fifth
wheel completed the tractor. Early Typhoons were equipped with whitewall
plastic tires. Later models had black wheels and spoke hub caps. The
Ertl company bought Structo in 1974 and continued the gas trubine lines until
Structo also came out with a steerable gas turbine truck by tilting the cab the wheels were turned through a mechanical link.
the trucks had stronger underparts and were hgher
off the ground. These trucks also had a different style grille on them.