Meng Models 1/35 British A39 Tortoise Heavy Assault Tank
Brand: Meng Models
Model Number: TS-002
The Meng Models British A39 Tortoise Heavy Assault Tank Model Kit in 1/35 scale from the plastic tank model range accurately recreates the real life British super heavy assault tank developed at the end of World War II. This kit represents the prototype vehicle that is on display at the Bovington Tank Museum. The only alteration that was made for the final vehicles was the addition of a hatch of the left side of the superstructure.
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In order to present modelers a perfect A39 Tortoise model kit, MENG extended its development period, resulting in a late release. With the kind support of the Tank Museum in Bovington UK, this kit reproduces the real vehicle as much as possible. The huge and heavy hull, big fighting compartment molded in one piece, realistic wheels, staggering torsion bar suspension system and fine track links will surely bring you endless joy!
In late WWII, UK developed a huge monster as heavy as 79 tons—the British A39 Tortoise Heavy Assault Tank to strike German solid fortifications. It was designed with a fixed fighting compartment and extremely thick armor. The heavy hull was supported by a torsion bar suspension system. Its incredibly powerful 94mm Gun could fire at any ground target. The Tank had an additional fully rotatable turret to strengthen firepower, while a 7.92mm MG in the front was used to shoot infantrymen. As the tank was still in its trail stage when the project was terminated following the end of war, there were only 6 vehicles produced.
The 1:35 scale plastic model of the British A39 Tortoise Heavy Assault Tank is 293mm in total length and 111mm in width. Its huge general shape is accurately reproduced, and the large area of casting texture and weld seam details of the fighting compartment greatly increase sense of reality. The 94mm long barrel gun can turn like in the real tank and the solid gun mantlet is accurately reproduced. The travel lock can lock the gun like a real one. The MG in the front ball mount can rotate freely. All hatches can be assembled open or closed. Complicated wheels and staggered torsion bar suspension system are perfectly modeled.
Being developed as per the real tank in the Tank Museum in Bovington UK, the model’s giant body is full of sense of pressure and the model is extremelyattractive asa super heavy tank. The 1:35 scale body is shaped accurately and all details are reproduced exactly, requiring only a little time and energy to finish it. Perfectly modeled details of the uniquely shaped fight compartment as well as fine molding technique present the casting traces on armour surface as attractive as on real vehicle. Cast steel and roll steel armour plates on top of the fighting compartment are reproduced accurately with delicate angle changes being perfectly represented, even the rough weld seams are reproduced as real ones.
The big gun mantlet molded in one piece is reproduced accurately and can elevate and transverse like real one. A well-designed movable travel lock can lock the gun as the real vehicle. Detailed armour plates of engine are of strict modeling and rich in stereoscopic impression. Numerous bolt and latch details are completely reproduced. Finely reproduced staggered torsion bar suspension system, detailed link tracks and wheels will bring you brand new modeling experience. Parts made by slide molding technique on upper part of the body present strong stereoscopic impression and result in easy and time-saving modeling process. This model kits contains olive drab sprues and reddish-brown track link sprues.
- Perfect reproduction of the huge and heavy hull.
- Easy to assemble big fighting compartment moulded in one piece.
- Perfect reproduction of surface casting texture and welding seams.
- Realistic reproduction of wheels and tortion bar suspension system.
- Finely moulded track links.
Manufacturer: Meng Models
Model: TS-002 British A39 Tortoise Heavy Assault Tank Model Kit
Reviewed by Rob Bracewell
Tortoise Heavy Tank
The product arrived in a timely manner, and very well packed. The box is full of parts, so it is going to be a good build.
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