1:35 British Cruiser Tank Mk. VIII A27M Cromwell Mk. IV - TAMIYA

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The Cromwell tank, officially Tank, Cruiser, Mk VIII, Cromwell (A27M), was one of the series of cruiser tanks fielded by Britain in the Second World War. Named after the English Civil War-era military leader Oliver Cromwell, the Cromwell was the first tank put into service by the British to combine high speed from a powerful and reliable engine (the Rolls-Royce Meteor), and reasonable armour. The intended dual-purpose high velocity gun could not be fitted in the turret and a medium velocity dual purpose gun was fitted instead. Further development of the Cromwell combined with a high velocity gun led to the Comet tank.

THE KIT:

  • The distinctive riveted armor and turret have been precisely reproduced.
  • The large road wheels, which allowed the Cromwell to move quickly on the battlefield, have also been accurately rendered.
  • Parts are included to depict features which were unique to Normandy: "Normandy cowl" ducts which prevented the exhaust gases from entering the tank and hedgerow cutters, which were attached to the front of the tank to allow it to move through the thick brush.
  • Five kinds of decals and a tank crewman figure are included.