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1/35 Scale Motorized Tank Series No.58

French Battle Tank B1 bis (w/Single Motor)
Item No: 30058
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Length: 192mm. Image shows assembled and painted kit. *Enlarged image

Defender of the Republic
In May 1940, B1 bis tanks stood in the way of German armies determined to strike a crushing blow against France on her own soil. Introduced as an upgraded version of the original Char B1, which was developed in the nineteen twenties, the B1 bis entered production in 1937. The rivet-joined hull mounted a short-barreled 75mm howitzer, while a small, one-man turret carried a longer-barreled 47mm tank gun. The B1 bis was one of the most heavily armored tanks of its time, with plating that was 60mm thick in places, amply capable of defending against anti-tank fire such as that from 37mm PAK guns. The B1 bis could more than hold its own against individual German tanks, and was greatly feared by enemy soldiers who encountered it.
About the Model
★1/35 scale assembly model of the French B1 bis is motorized to allow dynamic forward motion. ★Length: 192mm, width: 72mm. ★Realistically depicts tank's tall profile, 75mm gun and side armor panels covering suspension mechanisms.
★Pre-assembled motor and gearbox unit included. ★Comes with 1 commander figure and 4 French army marking options. ★Requires two R6/AA/UM3 batteries (1.5V) (separately sold).


★Pre-assembled gearbox unit includes built-in motor and is mounted in the rear of the hull. Track tension can be adjusted simply using a hex wrench to ensure that the model runs smoothly.

★Moving link type assembly tracks make for realism and easy assembly. Links come pre-removed from sprues. The model kit also includes a metal parts to realistically recreate tow chain.

★Take a look at this video to see the B1 bis in action.

★Tamiya Color paints for painting the French Battle Tank B1 bis (w/Single Motor)

Tamiya Colors Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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Tamiya Colors Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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X-6 Orange 81506
80006 XF-15 Flat Flesh 81715
X-9 Brown 81509
80009 XF-16 Flat Aluminum 81716
X-10 Gun Metal 81510
80010 XF-55 Deck Tan 81755
X-11 Chrome Silver 81511
80011 XF-56 Metallic Grey 81756
X-21 Flat Base 81521
80021 XF-57 Buff 81757
XF-1 Flat Black 81701
80301 XF-58 Olive Green 81758
XF-2 Flat White 81702
80302 XF-59 Desert Yellow 81759
XF-8 Flat Blue 81708
80308 XF-60 Dark Yellow 81760
XF-9 Hull Red 81709
80309 XF-64 Red Brown 81764
XF-10 Flat Brown 81710
80310 XF-69 NATO Black 81769

★Useful tools in construction of the model
Item 74112 Fine Pin Vise D-R (0.1-3.2mm)
Item 74049 Basic Drill Set (1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3mm) *Requires 1mm and 3mm bits.

★Make the details stand out!
Items 87131, 87132, 87133 & 87140: Panel Line Accent Color (Black), (Brown), (Gray), (Dark Brown)

★Adding realistic weathering effects to your model
Tamiya Weathering Master & Stick

The information on this page is current as of January 20, 2015. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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