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Status: FEB 2017 PRE-ORDER

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Wings of The Great War WW10203
Mark IV Tadpole Tank Display Model
British Army, 1918

Limited Edition

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Mark IV Tadpole Tank   5"   2.25"


PLEASE NOTE: This item has a planned arrival date of February 2017 and is only available for PRE-ORDER at this time.
  1. Orders are not shipped until complete. If you wish to receive in-stock items prior to pre-ordered items, you must place separate orders.
  2. Arrival dates are subject to change. Consider them to be estimates as manufacturers frequently revise them.
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The Mark IV was first used by the British in mid-1917 at the Battle of Messines Ridge. Its initial use came as a nasty shock to the Germans which allowed the Allies to gain territory. Within time, however, the Germans developed wider trenches to prevent tanks from driving over them. For the British, the simplest solution was to lengthen the tank. Thus, the Tadpole was born. The problem was that, while it was sound in theory, it was much more complicated in practice: the track extensions suffered from weak connection points and consequently flexed too much, making turning very difficult. The Tadpole never made it past the prototype stage. Made of resin, this 1:72 scale display model replicates the Mk. IV Tadpole and features accurate weaponry, realistic tracks, authentic World War I markings, and a removable display base.

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Wings of The Great War

The Wings of The Great War range presents affordable, ready-made resin models of WWI aircraft in 1:72 scale. Each model is crafted and painted by hand and features a unique pivoting stand that allows the model to be displayed at a variety of different attitudes.

Wings of The Great War display airplanes feature:

  • Molded resin construction with no assembly required.
  • Fixed, non-rotating propellers and wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

Why Resin?
It's very expensive to produce die-casting molds, and manufacturers must sell a large number of models from each mold in order to recoup development costs. Some subjects are so obscure that it's difficult to sell large quantities of them. Resin-casting is a much simpler and less expensive process, and manufacturers can use it to make limited runs of models that can't be cost effectively manufactured in diecast metal. With resin-cast models, collectors can add fascinating and unusual subjects to their collections without the time and difficulty of assembling and painting a model kit.

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