From model makers MENG, we have the biggest tortoise you have ever seen, read on in our extensive preview with shots of the kit put together to see what we are so excited about..
The 1/35 scale British heavy assault tank A39 Tortoise kit was developed with support of the Tank Museum in Bovington UK, so you can be assured of the kit’s accuracy. Its huge and heavy hull, and big fighting compartment is moulded in one piece, realistic wheels, staggering torsion bar suspension system and fine track links - we think this big kit will be a “big” seller. The kit makers Meng promise perfect reproduction of surface casting and welding seams in this high detail model. We will let thm take you through each of the kits features one by one…
In late WWII, UK developed a huge monster as heavy as 79 tons—the British A39 Tortoise Heavy Assault Tank to strike German solid fortifications. It was designed with a fixed fighting compartment and extremely thick armour. The heavy hull was supported by a torsion bar suspension system. Its incredibly powerful 94mm Gun could fire at any ground target. The Tank had an additional fully rotatable turret to strengthen firepower, while a 7.92mm MG in the front was used to shoot infantrymen. As the tank was still in its trail stage when the project was terminated following the end of war, there were only 6 vehicles produced.
The 1:35 scale plastic model of the British A39 Tortoise Heavy Assault Tank is 293mm in total length and 111mm in width. Its huge general shape is accurately reproduced, and the large area of casting texture and weld seam details of the fighting compartment greatly increase sense of reality. The 94mm long barrel gun can turn like in the real tank and the solid gun mantlet is accurately reproduced. The travel lock can lock the gun like a real one. The MG in the front ball mount can rotate freely. All hatches can be assembled open or closed. Complicated wheels and staggered torsion bar suspension system are perfectly modelled.
Being Developed As Per The Real Tank In The Tank Museum In Bovington UK, The Model’s Giant Body Is Full Of Sense Of Pressure And The Model Is Extremely attractive As a Super Heavy Tank.
The 1:35 Scale Body Is Shaped Accurately And All Details Are Reproduced Exactly, Requiring Only A Little Time And Energy To Finish It.
Perfectly Modelled Details Of The Uniquely Shaped Fight Compartment As Well As Fine Moulding Technique Present The Casting Traces On Armour Surface As Attractive As On Real Vehicle.
Cast Steel And Roll Steel Armour Plates On Top Of The Fighting Compartment Are Reproduced Accurately With Delicate Angle Changes Being Perfectly Represented; Even The Rough Weld Seams Are Reproduced As Real Ones.
The Big Gun Mantlet Moulded In One Piece Is Reproduced Accurately And Can Elevate And Transverse Like Real One. A Well-Designed Movable Travel Lock Can Lock The Gun As The Real Vehicle.
Detailed Armour Plates Of Engine Are Of Strict Modelling And Rich In Stereoscopic Impression. Numerous Bolt And Latch Details Are Completely Reproduced.
Finely Reproduced Staggered Torsion Bar Suspension System, Detailed Link Tracks And Wheels Will Bring You Brand New Modelling Experience.
Parts Made By Slide Moulding Technique On Upper Part Of The Body Present Strong Stereoscopic Impression And Result In Easy And Time-Saving Modelling Process.
This Model Kits Contains Olive Drab Sprues And Reddish-Brown Track Link Sprues.
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