Tamiya - 1/35 French Light Tank R35 Plastic Model Kit
Tamiya's French tank model kits have become well known for their unique subject matter and superb historical accuracy. This kit recreates the R35. It was originally designed as a successor to the late-WWI Renault FT, and inherited its 37mm gun, paired with a cast turret and three-piece bolted cast hull. Around 1,500 were manufactured after its official adoption in 1935; they were one of the main pillars of the French attempt to resist the German onslaught during the Fall of France in May/June 1940.
The 37mm gun offers elevation and (as on the actual R35) 5 degrees of traverse to either side. Assembly type tracks allow fuss-free depiction of upper run 'sag.' They feature one-piece straight sections. Comes with two marking options, and a figure perched on the hatch in the turret rear. Color painting guide included which aids with recreation of the intricate French camouflage pattern. Length: 114mm, width: 55mm.