French Light Tank AMX-13 Model Kit 1/35Tamiya
While designed to be light enough to transport and deploy overseas at short notice, the French AMX-13 light tank was still able to mount a 75mm main gun; that it could handle the powerful 75mm weapon was thanks to a 2-piece oscillating turret, with the lower half acting as a base and providing rotation, and the upper half (complete with gun and autoloader) moving to give elevation. It squeezed a top speed of 60km/h from the 250hp front-mounted gasoline engine. Nearly half of the 7,700 produced between 1952 and 1985 were exported to foreign forces; those that remained in French service typically were deployed in reconnaissance units within armored divisions until they were withdrawn in the late 1980s.
About the Model
★Extensive examination of a real AMX-13 enabled this highly realistic depiction of the external form of the tank and its oscillating turret. ★The construction of the upper turret section offers intuitive, hassle free construction with a breakdown influenced by that of real tank. ★Marvel at authentic depictions of the turret canvas cover, plus hull and turret cast metal surfaces. ★Realistic parts capture jerry cans and other accessories. ★Belt parts recreate rubber pad type tracks. ★Comes with commander torso for turret, and 2 French Army marking options.