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Tamiya U.S. M48A3 Patton Kit

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1:35 Scale
U.S. M48A3 Patton Kit
Tamiya 35120
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Tamiya

Tamiya U.S. M48A3 Patton Kit

- Scale: 1:35
- For Ages: 14+
- Assembly: Requires Glue
- Availability: In Stock
- Price: $25.38

Item Description

Design of the M48 series of medium tanks commenced in October 1950, with the Chrysler Corporation commissioned to do the design work and provide six prototypes. Due to the Korean war, production of the M48 was authorized prior to the completion of any prototype or testing. Ford and General Motors were awarded production contracts, in addition to Chrysler, and the first M48 was delivered in early 1953. Numerous technical problems with the new tank delayed its deployment in significant numbers until 1958. There are numerous variations and modifications of the M48 in existence all over the world today, and this kit depicts an M48A3 "Patton" as it appeared during the Vietnam conflict when employed by the U.S. Forces. Using a cast elliptical hull which has high structural rigidity and excellent ballistic protection, this 47.5 ton tank has proven its worth in the field of combat against like opposition. The major improvement of the M48 over the M47 was the superior shape of the "Turtleback" cast steel turret, which provided a greater internal volume and much better ballistic protection. Armed with a 90mm M41 gun and on 7.62 coaxial machine gun and a 12.7 machine gun in the commanders cupola, and powered by a Continental V-12 AV-1790 petrol engine of 865 hp, this fine tank has a top road speed of 48 km/h. It is crewed by a Commander, Gunner, Radio operator/loader and a driver. The M48 series of medium tanks is or has been used by a great number of nations around the world, and is expected to remain a first line battle tank for many years to come.

Tamiya Model Kits
EAN: 4950344992881
Tamiya 35120

2 Customer Reviews

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Rating: 2 out of 5
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Some part numbers are difficult to read. Some very small pieces. You will need a good set of tweezers.

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