Great on its own or as part of a diorama, the M3A1 scout car - latest subject in the 1/35 Military Miniature series - promises to be a versatile and valuable addition to any 1/35 modeller's collection! Around 21,000 of the actual car were built, a vital cog in the setup of U.S. forces and those Allies (Britain, Soviet Union, Free France, China and more) who received it under 'lend-lease.' Lightly protected with mainly 6.4mm armour, with a top road speed of 80km/h, it had one 12.7mm and two 7.62mm machine guns, could seat six in addition to a driver and commander, and was often deployed in recon and command car roles, in North Africa, Sicily, and on the Eastern Front
- This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 161mm.
- Research at Saumur Armoured Museum was the base for this highly accurate rendering of the M3A1 form.
- Multi-piece depictions of front unditchingroller, and crew area machine guns (M2 x1 and M1919 x1).
- Interior features separate parts for shift, transfer case and parking brake levers, plus a detailed dash.
- Armor side door and windshield covers can be depicted deployed or not.
- Louvers on front engine grille can be assembled as open or closed.
- Detailed underside with depictions of leaf spring suspension, prop shaft, differentials, leaf springs and exhaust.
- Comes with one U.S. (invasion of Sicily) and two Soviet marking options. See below.
- Includes 5 figures in Red Army Winter attire: helmeted driver in tanker overalls; pistol-wielding commander with choice of ushankaor regulation headgear; two gunners and one seated soldier.
Red Army 3rd Guards Tank Army, Eastern Germany, April 1945
Red Army, Unit unknown, Prague, Spring 1945
U.S. Army 8th ArmoredReconnaissance Battalion, 2nd ArmoredDivision, Sicily, 1943This 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