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During WWII, the Italian army used the M13/40 as its main tank. It featured a riveted construction and bogey-style wheels on a leaf spring suspension with a 47mm main gun featuring on Italy's first ever hydraulically operated turret. In addition, the M13/40 was powered by a 125hp V8 liquid-cooled diesel engine which produced a top speed of 30km/h. From July 1940 through to 1943, approximately 800 units were produced. They fought mainly alongside the German African Corps at the North African front.

【 About the Model 】 This is a 1/35 scale plastic assembly kit model. ★Length: 143mm. The unique riveted form of this tank is faithfully reproduced. ★Easy to connect assembly type tracks included. The suspension features a highly realistic finish. ★Metal parts for the gun barrel and photo-etched parts for the anti-aircraft gun sight etc are included. ★Other highlights of this model are its range of tools and radiator cap. ★A standing figure, a sitting tank crewman figure, 3 kinds of decals for the North African front, and a set of badges of rank are included.


(Source: www.tamiya.com)

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