AF35199 AFV Club. Valentine Mk IV Soviet Red Army Version. Scale 1:35
Valentine Mk IV Soviet Red Army Version. 1:35 scale
AFV35199 -AFV Club
Vickers-Armstrong started two new tank projects in 1934: the high speed A9 medium tank, and the infantry support A10 tank. By 1936, the British Army categorised her tank inventory as Cruiser Tank and Infantry Tank. The A9 was categorised as a Cruiser Tank, whereas the A10 as a Heavy Cruiser because its armour thickness and speed were considered underperforming.
In the meantime, Vickers-Armstrong conducted a private venture by adopting A10 Cruiser Tank chassis with thicker armour, rendering a new Infantry Tank. The project known as Valentine, was submitted to the War Office on February 1938. At first the Valentine was not favoured because of limited internal compartment. Yet Europe was under the shadow of war at the time, and the Valentine Tank largely shared components from the A9 and A10 tanks, which was advantageous for manufacturing. A highly reliable tank, the Valentine saw service in many theaters after mass production and was built under licence in Canada and supplied to the USSR. It became the most mass produced tank during WWII.
The Mark IV had no significant differential in appearance than earlier models but was equipped with an American 138hp GMC 6004 Diesel engine and US made transmission.
- New tooling Valentine Mk IV with road wheels
- Accurate measurement and appearance based on various museum collections from remaining vehicles
- Workable suspension system with high tech plastic injected moulded springs
- Kit includes 2 types of turrets
- Comes with external fuel tank assembly
- Choose between AA Gun with Box Magazine or Drum Magazine
- Clear parts for all periscopes
- Precision photo etched parts included
Paint and glue are required and not included.
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