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and is no longer available.List price: $48.00You pay: $32.49(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: Academy ModelsStock Number: ACD 13212Scale: 1/35View all products of type "M-3 Lee / Grant"
This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
- Fully reproduced rivets innumerably covered in the hull
- Reproduced early version of WSS(Vertical Volute Spring Suspension)
- Accurately reconstructed 75mm main gun mounted on the upper hull and Royal Army type 37mm turret
The M3 Lee was the first modern American medium battle tank employed in combat in World War II. It saw action with the British in North Africa as early as 1941 & the South pacific theater along with the M4 Sherman tank. The M3 was the result of crisis management that was prevalent immediately following the fall of France. No tank in history ever went from design to production faster than the M3. As furnished to the British under the lend-lease program, this first model of the M3 medium tank was nicknamed the General Lee by the British. This 100% new tooling, 1/35 scale M3 Lee "Rivet Hull" has certainly been worth the wait! Academy really "nailed" this magnificent war machine. It incorporates the early type Vertical Volute Spring Suspension (VVSS) and each individual rivet that's studded along the entire body is faithfully reproduced. The shape of the M3's unique polygonal body & cast turret is perfectly made, as is the exquisitely detailed interior of the turret. Modelers have a choice of assembling the long barrel 75mm gun or the short barrel. Beautifully molded flexible track and crisp, accurate decals add to the impressiveness of detail that Academy brings to this new release. On the other hand, among M3s which were given to the British Army they were called "GRANT" The characteristic features of the "GRANT" were a new lower/wider 37mm top turret, revised stowage box and sand skirts.