The T-34 was arguably by far the best tank design in WWII. In addition to having an excellent combination of firepower, armour, mobility and shape, its superb technical design emphasised simplicity and durability making it possible to mass produce it in large numbers and gave it very high field and combat reliability. Specification: Model Scale1:76 Number of Parts 58 Dimensions (mm) L95 x W40 Skill Level 2 Flying Hours 1 Requires Painting Yes Age 8+ Requires Painting Yes (not included) Skill Level 2 Dimensions (mm) L95 x W40 Model Scale 1:76 Number of Parts 58
The ‘female’ version of the MkI tank was produced in larger numbers than its ‘male’ partner due to the fact that the four Vickers machine guns mounted on the sides were found to be more effective in combat than the heavier guns carried on the ‘male’ tank. The British Army soon learnt how effective these new weapons could be in both attack and in protecting advancing troops using the tank as a shield.
The highly successful M3 medium tank was designed in 1941, and as the casting of suitable turrets were not yet available the M3 used an unusual armament configuration based on an earlier French design. This two-turret version for the US was called the Lee and the British version the Grant.
The Type 97 medium tank Chi-Ha was used by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War, at Nomonhan against the Soviet Union, and in the Second World War. It was the most widely-produced Japanese medium tank of World War II. This item is NOT a toy and is intended for modelling use Scale – 1:76
The Matilda numbered just two at the beginning of WWII, but served from the start of the war to its end and became particularly associated with the North Africa Campaign where it was highly successful in the early stages against Italian forces. El Alamein became its last battle in the West.
The heavy tank named after the infamous Soviet leader, was designed with thick armour to counter the German 88mm guns. The main gun was capable of defeating the German Tiger and Panther tanks. It was mainly a breakthrough tank, firing heavy high-explosive shells against entrenchments and bunkers. Specification: Model Scale 1:76 Dimensions (mm) L130 x W40 Requires Painting Yes Age 8+ A01307 Length 130mm Width 40mm Pieces 67 Paints & Glue Not Included
The Cromwell was the fastest British tank to serve in WWII. It was the first tank in the British arsenal to combine a dual-purpose gun, high speed, and reasonable armour all in one balanced package. It first saw action in June 1944 as the tank that equipped the reconnaissance regiments of the Royal Armoured Corps. The Cromwell crews in North-West Europe succeeded in outflanking the heavier and more sluggish German tanks with superior speed, manoeuvrability and reliability. 1:76 scale plastic scale model kit Construction and painting required: yes, glue and paints need to be purchased separately Skill level: 2 (where 1 is for the beginner and 4 is for the more experienced modeller) Dimensions: length: 83mm x width: 38mm Number of parts: 91 Scale – 1:76
The best known of all the American Tanks the M4 Sherman was designed in 1941 as an improvement on the earlier Lee and Grant meduim tanks and embodied the results of careful study of tank warfare in the first years of World War II.
Plastic scale model kit 1:76 Scale Skill level: 2 (where 1 is for the beginner and 4 is for the more experienced modeller) Dimensions: length 199mm x width 53mm Number of parts: 108 Requires painting: yes