This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.
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remained in French service typically were deployed in reconnaissance units within armoured divisions until they were withdrawn in the late 1980s. This innovative tank design is now rendered in detailed Tamiya 1/35 scale, ready to make a difference to your collection!
Product Specifications: - Scale: 1/35 - Construction type: Assembly kit - Photo-etched parts: Not included - Decals: Included - Special feature 1: Length: 183mm, width: 72mm. - Special feature 2: The oscillating turret is beautifully captured with 75mm gun, and features representations of different surface textures. - Special feature 3: The model can be assembled with the gun and turret in different elevations. - Special feature 4: Realistic belt-type tracks realistically depict rubber pads. - Special feature 5: Comes with a commander torso figure for use in the cupola, plus two marking options. - Special feature 6: Poly caps are embedded in wheel parts to allow rotation.