ITALIAN MEDIUM TANK CARRO ARMATO M13/40 model kit 1/35Tamiya
Italy's Main WWII Tank
During WWII, the Italian army used the M13/40 as its main tank. It featured a riveted construction and bogey-style wheels on a leaf spring suspension with a 47mm main gun featuring on Italy's first ever hydraulically operated turret. In addition, the M13/40 was powered by a 125hp V8 liquid-cooled diesel engine which produced a top speed of 30km/h. From July 1940 through to 1943, approximately 800 units were produced. They fought mainly alongside the German African Corps at the North African front.
★Easy to connect assembly type tracks included. The suspension features a highly realistic finish.
★Milled aluminium gun barrel and photo-etched parts for the anti-aircraft gun sight etc are included.
★Other highlights of this model are its range of tools and radiator cap.
★A standing figure, a sitting tank crewman figure, 3 kinds of decals for the North African front, and a set of badges of rank are included.
Raising the atmosphere of the model are items such as the Italian jerry cans, jack and track attachment tools.
The tank crewman wearing the black padded helmet adds greater realism.