Tank model for gluing. Scale: 1:35; size: 220 mm; difficulty: 3.
After acquiring their new M3 tank in June 1941 under the "Lend-Lease" program, the British named it "General Stuart". However, thanks to his ability to "shoot and scoot" and also to keep the crew safe from small arms fire, he earned the soldiers the unofficial nickname "Honey". The British armored units liked this tank, as it was able to travel 15 to 35 km / h faster than their own, but also enemy tanks and also for its easy maintenance. M3 was designed as a successor to the obsolete M2. They were given thicker armor, an extended body and a rear tensioning / running wheel that rested on the ground to help reduce the strain on the remaining wheels and improve weight distribution.
The M3 tower had three loopholes and a shortened recoil mechanism. In addition, it was equipped with a 37mm M6 cannon, which was sufficient at the beginning of the war, but by 1942, its German counterparts significantly exceeded the range of the M3. Due to the small width, the larger cannon did not fit on the M3. The M3A1 version was equipped with a Westinghouse single-stage stabilizer, a tower basket for its operation, and an Oilgear hydraulic drive, but its tower lacked a dome. The earlier version of the M3A1, the Stuart III, was powered by a 250-horsepower seven-cylinder Continental W-970-9A petrol star engine. Before the middle of 1941, however, the Stuart IV version with an air-cooled Guiberson T-1020 star diesel engine rolled off the production line.
- basic: 36, 11, 16, 19, 26, 29, 33, 34, 53, 66, 121, 155, 160, 186
Body Flying Hours: 3
Recommended for children from 8 years.
Warning: Danger of suffocation! The product contains small parts. NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS!