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1:35 British CRUSADER Mk. II with 8th Army Infantry - ITALERI

1:35 British CRUSADER Mk. II with 8th Army Infantry - ITALERI

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Designed at the beginning of the Second World War, the Crusader was one of the most important British "Cruiser" tanks reaching a production of over 5,000 units. Equipped with Christie suspension with large diameter rolling wheels, the Crusader possessed remarkable driving skills on rough terrain. The first versions of Mk. I and Mk. II were armed with a 2 pounder cannon, later replaced by the more powerful 6 pounder cannon in the Mk. III version. Lacking adequate armor against enemy fire, it was also very vulnerable to enemy mines and anti-tank guns, and its armament was often inadequate in front of similar German vehicles. However, when used in a coordinated way, they managed to achieve good results. The Crusaders Mk. II, with the arrival of the more powerful Mk. III, were already relegated to second-line duties at the time of the battle of El Alamein.

THE KIT:

  • Contains 5 Figures
  • New Gluable Rubber Tracks
  • Decal Sheet for 3 Versions
  • Color Instruction Sheet
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