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1/12 Team Lotus Type 49B 1968 with Photo-etched Parts

Manufactured by: Tamiya Models

SKU: TM 12053
Price: AU$145.95

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    Product Description
    This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

    The Team Lotus Type 49B evolution debuted in the third race of the 1968 Formula One racing season. It kept the DFV Cusworth engine as a stressed member, while adding downforce-improving revisions such as a front wing and wedge-shaped engine cowling. From the sixth race on, a distinctive high rear wing was added, which was attached directly to the rear uprights (other teams attached theirs to the engine block) so as to feed downforce directly back to the suspension. Furthermore, ever-inventive team chief and designer Colin Chapman adorned the 49B in sponsor colours; it was essentially the first time that had been done in Formula One, and quickly set a trend which continues even into the modern day. That year, the Type 49B would make driver Graham Hill and Lotus champions as the British team overcame the devastating loss of mercurial driver Jim Clark.

    Product Specifications:
    - Scale: 1/12
    - Construction type: Assembly kit
    - Photo-etch parts: Included
    - Decals: Included
    - Special feature 1: Length: 360mm, width: 165mm, height: 122mm.
    - Special feature 2: Excellent detail is provided by metal air funnels, plus photo-etched parts to recreate brake discs, radiator, seatbelt parts and more.
    - Special feature 3: Movable front/rear suspension utilizes realistic mechanism.
    - Special feature 4: DFV engine is rendered in detail.
    - Special feature 5: Parts are included to recreate high rear wing, plus the high front wing as seen in the 1969 South African Grand Prix.
    - Special feature 6: Comes with semi-pneumatic rubber tires and driver figure.
    - Special feature 7: Steering wheel moves front wheels.
    - Special feature 8: Markings are included to faithfully recreate the revolutionary livery, plus black Lotus nose badge used after Clark's death.

    • Manufactured by: Tamiya Models
    • SKU: TM 12053
    • Package Weight: 840g
    • 4 Units in Stock

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