The British army began to prepare for the inevitable war at the beginning of the 30s. The industry was moving to a military footing, engineers were looking for advanced solutions for military equipment. American designer D. W. Christie created a chassis of four full-size rubber-coated rollers, planted on spring shock absorbers and two drive gears that move the trucks. This invention was so successful that it gave birth to several generations of tanks. One of the first was the English "cruising" tank "Cruiser Mark III".
This light tank had a high speed, up to 50 km/h on a hard road, the ability to overcome obstacles up to 0.6 m high, and a powerful main gun - a 40 mm “QF 2 pounder” anti-tank gun. She was supplemented by a 7.7 mm “Vickers” machine gun.
Under the ventilation grilles at the rear of the "Cruiser Mark III" was a 340 hp “Nuffield Liberty” 12-cylinder aircraft engine, superior in power to all similar combat vehicles of the time. The crew consisted of a driver, gunner, loader, and commander.
With all these significant advantages, the tank had an important drawback: weak armor protection. Therefore, it was not used as an assault combat vehicle, but provided infantry cover, following more powerful tanks on the battlefield.
The British lost dozens of "Cruiser Mark III"s in the fighting in France and brought these vehicles to less hot parts of the front. The era of the American “M4 Sherman” and British medium tanks in 1942 doomed cruiser tanks to oblivion.
But in Wargaming's popular MMO World of Tanks, the "Cruiser Mark III" is glorified by players. High speed, maneuverability and a powerful gun make this Tier III tank a valuable trophy. Upgrading this model in the game helps to win battles even with strong opponents in its class.
The "Cruiser Mark III" DIY model is a collaboration between Wargaming and Metal Time Workshop. On the bottom of the model is the logo "WoT" and a bonus package from "Wargaming" is attached to each set. It contains an activation code for the game, with which you can start playing the most popular online real-time strategy tank, as well as T2 light tank + Slot +7 Days of “WoT” premium account + 500 gold. A great start for a beginner online tanker!
The "Cruiser Mark III" features the tank's recognizable design: rotating turret geometry, Christie's chassis with full-size rollers, crew observation hatches and turrets, armament, and engine bay radiators. Textures and images are applied to the surfaces by electrochemical etching, giving the model a resemblance to the original combat vehicle. All parts of the model are made of stainless steel used in the food industry, the production of consumer goods, and toys. The "Cruiser Mark III" assembly eliminates any harm to the owner. Accurate cutting allows you to assemble models without the use of additional tools, soldering, and gluing.
The DIY scale model of the "Cruiser Mark III" light tank can be used as a souvenir, interior decoration, or a valuable prize for “WoT” fans. It can also be used to create installations, models, or reconstructions of tank battles of World War II. It will take its rightful place at the stand with a collection of prefabricated models "Metal Time workshop" and the game "World of tanks". But its main purpose is technical creativity, joint modeling, and the development of handicraft skills.
Assembling “Metal Time” models encourage owners to study the history of technology, and develop design skills. Each of our models is assigned a unique serial number and this makes them collectible and exchangeable. The “Metal Time” Constructor Owners Club is a growing community of people who are passionate about constructing.
TANK IS MADE OF REAL STEEL WITH TURNABLE TURRET AND HISTORICAL REALITY EXTERIOR DECOR
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All parts are separated and connected with light finger pressure, which eliminates possible cuts or pricks during the assembly process.
The Metal Time kits comprises small parts that, under particular conditions, may be hazardous to children under the age of 14 years. If children are to carry out the model assembly, parents' supervision should be ensured.
14 languages User's guides will lead you through assembling process. In coming up with design for creative people, there is no borderline between imagination and reality.
Models are made up of many, small parts, which may be dangerous to children under 14 years old. The assembly of the model by children under 14 should be carried out under the supervision of parents. Models research and assembly advance technical creativity skills inspire science and technology history research.
Models of Metal Time are active leisure and superb gifts, interior embellishments, installation elements, models and showcase stands.
To make them gatherable and exchangeable, each of our models is assigned a unique serial number. The Metal Time Owners' Club is a group of people who are zealous about designing.
The loyalty program of Metal Time presents owners of our construction sets with pleasant surprises. Our models do not require glue or adhesive. Each part snaps off the sheet, then firmly snaps together.