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Item No:32572

1/48 Military Miniature Series No.72


Length: 127 mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.

Queen of the Desert
The Matilda was developed as a heavily armored infantry tank and was the British Army's main tank in North Africa during WWII. She swept aside Italian opponents and was respectfully called the “Queen of the Desert” by German forces. During Operation Battleaxe to lift the siege of Tobruk in June 1941, German forces famously used their 88mm AA guns in the anti-tank role as they were the only effective counter against Matildas which could be found. The Matilda has written her name into the history books as a highly effective tank which continually proved her worth during many fierce battles throughout North Africa.
About the Model
This is a 1/48 scale plastic assembly kit of the Matilda Mk.III/IV. ★Length: 127mm. ★The Matilda's form, including the distinctive turret, front hull and side armored skirt, has been accurately reproduced. ★The turret and front hull feature a realistic cast metal texture. ★Weights are included to be inserted in the hull and provide a realistic heavy feel. ★Assembly tracks with one-piece straight sections feature realistic sag effect. ★Commander torso figure included. ★Comes with 3 marking options to depict a tank from the North African front.
  • ■Hatches on the engine deck are realistically depicted.
  • ■The commander torso figure enhances realism.
  • ■Insulated exhaust pipes have also been realistically rendered.

Information is current as of July 13, 2012. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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