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TAMIYA 35356 British Self Propelled Anti Tank Gun Archer 1:35 Military Model Kit

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1/35 Scale Military
35356
British Anti Tank Gun Archer - Self Propelled

This model assembly kit recreates the British Army's Archer. As WWII progressed, British troops found that their 2-pounder and 6-pounder guns were being rendered obsolete by German armor, and planners decided to develop a vehicle using the powerful 17-pounder (76.2mm) gun. The vehicle chosen to mount the gun on was the Valentine; the turret was removed and replaced with a fighting compartment - this would be known as the Archer. Interestingly, as there was little time to re-organize the cramped layout, the 17-pounder had to be mounted pointing rearwards to fit it in. As a result, the Archer moved and fired in opposite directions. However, it offered strong performance and served with British and Commonwealth units from October 1944 till the end of WWII. The British continued using it until the early 1950s.
  • This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length:191mm.
  • In-depth study of an actual vehicle has led to this accurate depiction of the distinctive Archer form with armour plates and realistic weld lines.
  • The powerful 17 pounder gun is depicted with aplomb, including breech details.
  • The open top fighting compartment showcases numerous other interior points such as shell racks and radio equipment.
  • Comes with 3 figures to depict commander, gunner and loader.
  • Marking options are included to recreate 3rd Canadian Infantry Division and Polish II Corps vehicles.

1/35 Military Miniature Series
This is a series in exact 1/35 scale of World War II & post war vehicles, armour and figures representing armies from all over the world. It is ideal for constructing diorama's. The details on the subjects are incredible and extremely accurate right down to the expressions on the soldiers' faces.
Tamiya has a reputation for detail and accuracy and this series is a perfect example of this. The Tamiya designers work from measurements and thousands of picture references of the full sizes vehicles, including every detail and facet, to produce the most detailed models in this scale in the world. The quality of these models is such that many museums around the world use the Tamiya 1/35 Military Miniature Series to depict history to the visiting public.
As with all Tamiya items, instructions are clear and concise, in order to allow the modeller to build a detailed model with relative ease. These assembly kits require paint and modelling glue available separately from all Tamiya dealers.