|In the Nick of Time
1942: Struggling to contain the dashing Africa-Corps led by the inimitable Rommel, British troops in North Africa were feeling the loss of the most part of their armor in the hurried evacuation from Dunkirk. A much-needed boost was provided by the appearance of the M3 Grant medium tank, a British-modified variant of the U.S. M3 Lee. While the 75mm main gun remained unaltered, a larger turret was installed for the 37mm gun, and the 7.62mm machine gun removed from its top. The M3 Grant suffered from notable problems such as limited traverse of the 75mm gun, and a conspicuously tall silhouette, but to the relief of the beleaguered British troops, its firepower proved sufficient to take on opposing Panzer IIIs and IVs, leading to the start of a British fightback in North Africa.
|About the Model
★This is a 1/35 scale assembly kit of the M3 Grant, which authentically captures the unique form of the tank. ★Length: 170mm. ★Riveted surfaces are depicted with realism. ★75mm and 37mm guns are both movable. ★Modelers can choose whether to assemble the kit with open or closed hatches. ★Features realistic plastic tracks. ★Decals are included to recreate vehicles from the Battles of El Alamein and Gazala. ★Tankman figure adds an extra layer of realism to the model.