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In the 1960s, AHI diecast model cars and trucks were made available for the first time. It is thought that AHI is an acronym for Azrak Hamway International based in New York City. They are thought to be a division of Cragstan.

One series they issued was done in 1:90 scale and came in small plastic display cases. They made vehicles in both American and European model assortments. Model design is described as simply, but fragile as the thin 1950 tail fin details were prone to chipping. There military models range were done in an even smaller scale size. Reference is also made to a similiar line made by Line-Mar (Japan), but no direct association is made.

In the 1977, Azrak Hamway International issued a series of Disney character driven castings. A paper label applied to the base identified them as 'licensed by Walt Disney Productions'. Castings with a PZF designation on their bases were issued in Brazil without the Disney Character driver, but with the slot to hold them in still open and were made by ?.

Another series by Azrak Hamway Internation was based on 'Sgt Rock' as a licensed military themed series.

Known castings

Ford Mustang - Donald Duck

Sourced references -

Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)
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