Twin Pack Crusader Mk.III & Crusader Mk.III Anti-Aircraft Tank
Twin Pack Crusader Mk.III & Crusader Mk.III Anti-Aircraft Tank
Twin Pack Crusader Mk.III & Crusader Mk.III Anti-Aircraft Tank
Twin Pack Crusader Mk.III & Crusader Mk.III Anti-Aircraft Tank

Tamiya 1/ 48 Twin Pack Crusader Mk.III & Crusader Mk.III Anti-Aircraft Tank

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$59.95
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Twin Pack Crusader Mk.III & Crusader Mk.III Anti-Aircraft Tank

Crusader Mk.III Anti-Aircraft Tank

Purpose-Built Anti-Aircraft Tank
In the early phases of WWII, British forces were often attacked by low-flying Luftwaffe aircraft, so it was decided to develop an anti-aircraft vehicle to counter those attacks. Among these, the Crusader Mk.III Anti-Aircraft Tank Mk.III was the most polished. With an open turret armed with two 20mm Oerlikon cannons, which could fire at 480 rounds/minute and had a range of 2,150m, the 600 or so vehicles first saw action during the Normandy invasion. They went on to serve until the end of the war, providing air defense and ground fire support for Allied forces.

 

About the Model
★Length: 125mm ★Open top welded turret accurately reproduced, complete with interior details such as the 20mm cannons and gunner position. ★Bolt-on armor plates and side skirts further distinguish it from the normal Crusader tanks. ★Die-cast chassis provides realistic sense of volume. ★Assembly type tracks feature one-piece straight sections with realistic sag effect. ★Comes with 4 British army figures and 2 types of markings.

Crusader Mk.III

Feeling the Heat
During WWII at the North African front, the Crusader tank became the main force for the British Tank Corps and often faced off against the German Pz.Kpfw. III. The Crusader Mk.III came with reinforced front armor and a new powerful 6-pounder gun to help deal with the Pz.Kpfw. III. The Crusader tanks were first put into action in the autumn of 1942 at El Alamein, Egypt. Later after the long chase and even at the extensive Tunisia front, the Crusader Mk.III tanks contributed greatly to the allied victory over the Axis forces.

About the Model
This is a plastic 1/48 Crusader Mk.III assembly kit model, length 138mm. The Crusader Mk. III is realistically produced with its large gun barrel, gun turrets and reinforced armor. ★In addition to the regular main battery, there is also a long barrel set. ★A choice of two types of side skirting. ★Assembly type caterpillar tread. ★3 kinds of markings from the North African front are included.