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Salvat World of Tanks SCWT05
Diecast Model
Kasserine Pass, Tunisa, Battle of Kasserine Pass, Lee vs Panzer IV 2-Piece Set

Limited Edition

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
M3 Lee   3.25"   1.5"
Krupp Sd.Kfz.161 Panzer IV G   3.75"   1.5"

This two-piece set features and M3 Lee of the US Army 13th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division pitted against a Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.G of the Germany Army 7th Panzer Regiment, 10th Panzer Division, Deutsche Afrika Korps during the Battle of Kasserine Pass in 1943.

M3 Lee

The M3 first saw action against Rommel's forces in North Africa, in 1942. It battled on every front, fighting for the armies of United States, United Kingdom and the Soviet Union, eventually replaced by the superior M4 Sherman tank series. The M3 had an unusual turret design with the main weapon -a 75 mm gun- in an off center mounting in the hull. A small cupola on top held a machine gun, giving the effect of one turret on top of another. Unhappy with the tall profile, The British, had their own turret fitted-this one lower in profile with a bustle at the back for the radio set. Tanks manufactured with the new turret received the name Grant while the original M3s were called Lee.

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Krupp Sd.Kfz.161 Panzer IV G

Over 6,000 examples of Panzerkampfwagen IV tanks were produced between 1943 and 1945. Armed with a short-barrel 75mm gun and driven by a 250-horsepower engine, the Panzer IV quickly became the workhorse of Panzer Divisions. After the appearance of the Russian T-34-with its dominant guns and heavier, sloped armor-the Panzer needed design modifications such as thick side and turret skirts, a new gun (the KwK 40 75mm L/48) and a larger turret. With these upgrades, the Panzer IV proved equal to the Soviet T-34 and was also effective against British tanks and American M-4 Sherman Medium Tanks.

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Salvat World of Tanks

The Salvat "World of Tanks" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military vehicles.

Salvat "World of Tanks" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks on detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Clear acrylic display case to protect model.

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