In October 2016, Tamiya is going to surprising us with three new releases of scale models, which showing once again their ability to do us enjoy with tanks, stars of the battlefields of World War II World (Allied and Axis) between 1939-1945. Tamiya has just released the following scale models:
- Japanese Medium Tank Type 97 (Late Version) (1/35 Military Miniature Series No.137 - Item No: 35137):
The Type 97 With More Powerful 47mm Gun: The Type 97 medium tank was an important presence for the Japanese army during WWII. It featured a low silhouette and was armed with a 57mm main gun. This late version featured a more powerful 47mm gun mounted in a larger turret, and an improved engine. It first saw action in May 1942 during the Battle of Corregidor in the Philippines and went on to serve as a mainstay for the Japanese army throughout the war.
About the Model:
This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 159mm, width: 67mm. ★The riveted body plates typical of Japanese AFVs of the time are accurately captured. ★Separate parts are used to capture the unique suspension setup with aplomb. ★Removable engine grille allows inspection of the air cooler and other parts depicted inside. ★The 47mm main gun offers vertical movement, while the Type 97 machine gun is fully movable. ★Choose between open or closed cupola hatch. ★No less than 6 marking options included!
More information at: http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/35137japanese_type97/index.htm
- U.S. Light Tank M3 Stuart (1/35 Military Miniature - Item No: 35042):
About the Model:
This is a 1/35 scale plastic assembly kit model of the U.S. army's main light tank the M3 Stuart, which was also used by Allied forces including the British and Russian armies during WWII. ★Compact style of the tank, including its riveted hull and turret, has been realistically reproduced. ★Tank crew figure as well as decals to depict the tank used by the U.S. (2) and British (1), and Canadian (1) armies included.
More information at: http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/35042stuart/index.htm
- U.S. M3 Tank Lee (1/35 Military Miniature Series No.39 - Item No：35039):
Filling the breach: The M3 Lee medium tank was the main U.S. counter to the formidable tank forces available to the German army in the early stages of WWII. Before the M3 Lee was developed, the U.S. forces only had light tanks at their disposal as the 37mm gun M2 was already practically obsolete by the time it was ready for mass production. Given time constrictions, the solution chosen was to attach a 75mm gun to the M2's hull and attach the 37mm gun to a swiveling turret; 7.62mm machine guns were added to a further turret to give the new tank a distinctive 3-level form. It was named the M3. Despite problems such as limited rotation of the 75mm gun and the height of the tank making it rather easy to spot, its powerful weaponry and strong armor made it a highly useful stop gap for the Allied forces. It was also used by the British, who gave it the naming 'Lee' (or 'Grant' for versions with a different turret pattern). With the advent of the M4 Sherman, the M3 Lee saw more action in the Pacific Theater, tussling with Japanese forces until the end of the war.
About the Model:
1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit of the U.S. medium tank M3 Lee. ★Main gun, 37mm gun and 7.62mm machine guns are all moveable. ★Hatches can be attached in open or closed position according to user preference. ★Features faithful reproduction of armor including panel rivets. ★Complex suspension system is accurately depicted. ★Includes 2 marking options and 1 figure.
More information at: http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/35039m3lee/index.htm