Tamiya 1/35 U.S. Medium Tank M3 Lee Mk.I 35039

Tamiya 1/35 U.S. Medium Tank M3 Lee Mk.I 35039

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This is a Tamiya model replica of the M3 Lee Mk.1. The M3 Lee Mk.1 was a medium tank which served as the mainstay of the U.S. Army’s tank units from its introduction in October 1941 until it was reduced to limited frontline status in April 1943. It used a limited traverse, sponson-based 75mm main gun and a turret-mounted 37mm weapons as its main firepower. Eventually succeeded by the M4 Sherman, it was also ordered and used by the British military who christened it the “General Lee” after the famous American military figure. Including tanks produced for the British, production of the M3 Lee Mk.1 ran to a total of 4,924 units. 



  • 1:35 Scale plastic model assembly kit
  • Length: 166mm
  • Features moving 75mm, 37mm and 7.62mm gun recreations
  • The various hatches can be assembled in open or closed position
  • Armor shows off impressive detail with recreations of rivets
  • Vertical Volute Spring Suspension (VVSS) is succinctly depicted
  • Includes one North African theater crewman figure and two sets of markings
  • This is a series in exact 1/35 scale of World War II & post war vehicles, armour and figures representing armies from all over the world. It is ideal for constructing dioramas. The details on the subjects are incredible and extremely accurate right down to the expressions on the soldiers' faces.

Tamiya has a reputation for detail and accuracy and this series is a perfect example of this. The Tamiya designers work from measurements and thousands of picture references of the full sizes vehicles, including every detail and facet, to produce the most detailed models in this scale in the world. The quality of these models is such that many museums around the world use the Tamiya 1/35 Military Miniature Series to depict history to the visiting public.
As with all Tamiya items, instructions are clear and concise, in order to allow the modeller to build a detailed model with relative ease. These assembly kits require paint and modelling glue available separately from all Tamiya dealers.

Requires assembly and painting