1:35 WWII Brit.Mtl.Pz. M3 Grant Mk.I (1)
Art.Nr.: 300035041 Art.bezeichnung: 1:35 WWII Brit.Mtl.Pz. M3 Grant Mk.I Tamiya is pleased to announce the re-release of this model, which first joined the Military Miniature Series lineup back in 1974. The kit depicts the M-3 Grant Mk.I, a British variant of the U.S. medium tank M3 Lee. The M3 Lee had been provided by the U.S. after a large portion of British armor was lost to the Germans in the midst of the Dunkirk evacuations. While M3 Grants featured no alterations to the hull and sponson-mounted 75mm main gun, the British variant had a larger turret for the 37mm gun, and did not feature a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun. The M3 had been designed with priority given to speed of delivery to waiting troops; thus, it possessed some limitations such as the restricted horizontal movement of the main gun and a tall silhouette that was easy for opposing forces to spot. However, it proved a welcome addition for the tank-poor British forces in North Africa, where it helped to turn around a dire situation, knocking out opposing Panzer III and IVs one at a time. About the Model ? This is a 1/35 scale model assembly kit. Length: 170mm. ? The distinctive form of the M3 Grant with British spec turret is accurately captured. ? Riveted armor panels surfaces are depicted. ? Features moving recreations of the 75mm and 37mm guns. ? The model can be assembled with hatches in open or closed position. ? 2 marking options are included, depicting units from Battle of El Alamein and Battle of Gazala. ? Comes with a figure in realistic pose.