This Tamiya 35360 1/35 scale model faithfully depicts the M3 Stuart tank. It is a completely new kit with updated details compared to the Stuart model that has been offered for decades.
The M3 Stuart was manufactured from March 1943 onwards and deployed not only by U.S. forces; it also saw action in Soviet colors. The late production variant of the tank had a rounded turret design with the cupola removed. It used a 37mm main gun, with numerous 7.62mm machine guns: one coaxial to the main gun, one on the front, on the turret and in the side sponsons on certain variants.
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Spring 1940: watching on as Nazi German forces swept through Western Europe, U.S. military planners concluded that a replacement was needed for their M2A4, which was rapidly looking obsolete. Their immediate answer was the M3 light tank, which began production in March 1941, the original design employing a riveted hull and 250hp engine, with firepower provided by the 37mm main gun. Late production variants had a new lowered turret without cupola, with some later models having their sponson machine guns removed. The M3 not only fought in U.S. colors in North Africa, it was also supplied to the Red Army via Britain, serving in reconnaissance and infantry support roles.
About the Model
This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit.
Length: 129mm, width: 64mm.
A highly accurate rendering of the WWII tank is based upon extensive study of full-size vehicles.
Authentically captures riveted hull and cupola-less turret with machine gun and mount.
Features optional parts recreating sponson machine guns.
Realistic depiction of suspension is combined with convenient belt-type track parts.
Comes with a commander torso figure and head parts to allow assembly as U.S. or Red Army.
Includes three marking options: one U.S. and two Red Army schemes.
Glue and paints are required to assemble.