Panzer III Ausf. J
1,549 were produced from March 1941 to July 1942. It was the first model of the Panzer III series to have the basic armour protection increased to 50mm. The long-barrelled 5cm KwK39 L/60was introduced in December 1941 on Hitler's express order. The kit...
U.S. M5 Stuart Light Tank
The M5 was adopted as the standard light tank of the US armoured divisions in February 1942. Production switched from the M3 series and over 2000 M5s had beeen built by December. Small numbers were supplied to the British, who used them in N.W. Europe.
M4 Sherman - Mid Production
This kit depicts a tank manufactured during the latter half of 1943 - 60 degree hull front. one-piece cast transmission cover, applique armour over the hull ammunition racks and on the turret side, plus the wider M34A1 combination gun mount.
US M5A1 Light Tank
The redesigned turret destined for the M3A3 allowed for a radio set to be fitted in the rear extension and for an improved combination gun mount, the M44. This turret started to be fitted to the M5 chassis in November 1942. The resulting vehicle was designated M5A1 and nearly...
Panzer IV Ausf. G
Production of the Ausf.G started in May 1942. 1687 were produced and initially armed with the KwK40 L/43 75mm gun fitted to the F2, but with a new double-baffle muzzle brake. From late March 1943, the L/48 gun was fitted to the last 400 or so vehicles. Ausf.Gs...
T-34/85 Model 1943
Analysis of the Battle of Kursk showed that the T-34 needed to be able to defeat the thicker German Armour from a longer range. There were three different 85mm gun options, but none would fit into the existing turret, so a new 3-man turret was designed. The ZIS-53 gun was...
Cromwell Mk VIIF
The Cromwell series of British tanks were fast and reliable, powered by a Rolls Royce Meteor engine. In all there were eight Marks (I to VIII) and six hull types (A to F) producing a confused variety of vehicles. The 75mm armed Mk. VII was a re-worked Mk.IV with thicker...
Panzer IV Ausf.F
Throughout World War Two, German tank design evolved to cope with the increased threat posed by Allied tanks and ant-tank guns. This was certainly the case with the Panzer IV series. The Ausf.F and F2 (alternative parts for both versions are in the kit) featured increased...
Panzer III Ausf.K Command Tank
50 of the Pz.Bef.Wg. Ausf.K were produced from December 1942 to February 1943. It mounted the long 50mm. main gun in a shortened mantlet, with the co-axial mg. deleted and replaced by visor, similar to that used by the driver. The large frame antenna on previous command tanks...
U.S. M3A3 (StuartV) Light Tank
A project to bring the M3 up to the standard of the much-improved M5 series resulted in the all-welded M3A3. These replaced the earlier M3A1s on the assembly lines and 3,427 had beeb built when production was completed in August 1943. None were used in action by U.S. forces,...