Last year we saw the “Male” version of the Mk.V from MENG released and those of us who were more inclined towards the “Female” version wait no longer – We have news of the Hotchkiss MG’s and many more new features along with the boxart in our product preview…
Meng’s new MK.V Female WWI tank in 35th scale
The real thing…
It’s usual to see brothers or sisters tanks fighting together - much more normal to see one type fighting alone in a single battle. So Meng has introduced the the rest of the “family” to their line in the form of the “Female” Mk.V WWI tank in 35th scale.
Actually the Female and Male combination fighting side-by-side like British Mk.V was more common than you would think because Mk.V had both female and male versions of this tank.
MK.V female used the same chassis, same power system and had similar appearance as Mk.V male. Since the army needed battlefield break-through weapons and the tactics were limited at the time. The Mk.V (female) was equipped with 6 Hotchkiss MKI .303 light machine guns, whereas the male Mk.V’s were equipped with larger main guns. This all machine gun tank was better suited to suppress and kill enemy infantry to back up the heavier assault version Mk.V male tanks.
The Mk.V female helped the Allies win ultimate victory in WWI and showed great performance in Russian Civil War.
MENG has already released a Mk.V “Male” tank kit in 2015. But this year we will asee the release of the 1/35 British Heavy Tank Mk.V (female) model end of March of 2016. Many modelers have experienced the power of Mk.V male model, now it’s time to learn the charm of Mk.V female kit by its highlights as follow!
You can find out more about this release as more comes out from us here or the Meng Website…