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1/35 Military Miniature Series No.363
M3A1 Scout Car
Item No: 35363

Item image
Length: 161mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.

Scouting About
1939 saw the debut of the M3A1 scout car, which was an important facet of mechanized U.S. forces. This 4WD vehicle could get 80km/h out of its 87hp 6-cylinder engine, and packed a punch with one 12.7mm and up to two 7.62mm rail-mounted machine guns. It could hold 8 personnel, and was equipped with a front roller to help overcome obstacles, plus armor radiator louvers and armor windshield and side covers. Around 21,000 were produced, and deployed by U.S. forces in the Philippines, Tunisia, Sicily and more. Over 3,000 were also supplied to the Red Army under the auspices of the "Lend-Lease" program; Soviet forces used it in Mechanized and Tank Divisions, fulfilling reconnaissance, command car and even towing roles.

About the Model
★This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 161mm. ★A highly accurate rendering of the simple M3A1 form is based upon extensive research of the actual vehicle. ★Authentically captures the front roller and crew area interior. ★Detailed underside has depictions of leaf spring suspension and drive shafts. ★12.7mm and 7.62mm machine guns are reproduced with excellent detail. ★Includes 5 Red Army figures pictured in Winter uniform, and in realistic action pose. ★3 marking options included one U.S. and two Red Army schemes.


★The simple, functional form of the M3A1 scout car is captured with aplomb. One highlight is the depiction of rivets.

★Five Red Army figures are included, with soldiers wrapped up in winter uniform and adopting realistic action poses.

★Includes detailed depictions of 12.7mm and 7.62mm machine guns, with even the bullet belts accurately captured.

★Left: The open top crew area shows off excellent detail within, including the rail along which machine guns can be slid.

★Right: Choose between open and closed depictions of radiator louvers, and the armor windshield and side armor shields.

★Left: There is plenty to look at on the underside, with depictions of the leaf spring suspension and 4WD drivetrain.

★Right: A U.S. marking option is also included, with the chance to capture the unique camouflage scheme and markings.

Tamiya Color paints for painting the 1/35 M3A1 Scout Car

Tamiya Color Spray Paint Tamiya Color Spray Paint
TS-5 Olive drab TS-46 Light sand

Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint
LP-1 Black LP-11 Silver
LP-3 Flat black LP-28 Olive drab
LP-4 Flat white LP-30 Light sand
LP-5 Semi gloss black

Tamiya Color Tamiya Color
X-1 Black XF-6 Copper
X-7 Red XF-15 Flat flesh
X-10 Gun metal XF-49 Khaki
X-11 Chrome silver XF-52 Flat earth
X-12 Gold leaf XF-53 Neutral grey
X-18 Semi gloss black XF-56 Metallic grey
XF-1 Flat black XF-64 Red brown
XF-2 Flat white XF-85 Rubber black

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

★Present your model as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73004 Display Case C

Information is correct as of October 17, 2018. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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