In the last years of World War II strategists and manufacturers of military equipment began to think about new generations of weapons. And one of the successful embodiments of the new concepts of armored fighting vehicles was the French light tank "AMX-13".
Its first prototypes appeared in 1945 and its subsequent modifications were used in military operations until the XXI century.
This maneuverable tank with a length of 5 meters and a height of 2.4 m originally possessed several unique design features. The most important of these was the "rocking" turret. The main design principle was that after the gun had fired, returning impulse was delivered to the turret and caused a new shell to move to the breech block of the gun and the loader mechanism to push it inside the barrel. This allowed automatic firing at a rate of up to 12 rounds per minute! Considering that such tanks were equipped with a 75-mm gun, this turned the tank into a vehicle for the continuous destruction of everything in the line of fire.
Further modifications of the "AMX-13" were equipped with 100-mm and even 155-mm guns. In such a form it could compete with medium tanks and mobile guns. However, another difference of this tank was its speed. It could reach up to 60km/h on a hard surface (up to 400km), get over obstacles up to 60cm high, ditches up to 1.5m deep, and water obstacles up to 0.8m deep.
Along with the brilliant characteristics, "AMX-13" also had disadvantages. It had weak armor, which was typical of light tanks, and the downside of rapid fire - the need to replenish ammunition. When the shells ran out in combat, the tank became unarmed and was often doomed to destruction.
The "AMX-13" in its various versions took part in many battles in dozens of countries around the world, including the famous battles of the Vietnam War, the Six-Day War with Israel (on three sides), the Second Indo-Pakistan War, and others. The last combat use of this vehicle was seen in 2007 in Cote d'Ivoire.
In the popular tank MMO game "World of Tanks" this tank will be a godsend for level 7 players. He will require his crew to be attentive and nimble because ammunition is not endless. "AMX-13/75" - an excellent fighting vehicle for "WoT" fans.
The self-assembly model "AMX-13/75" - A product of "Wargaming" and "Metal Time Workshop" collaboration. On the bottom of the model is the logo "WoT" and each set comes with a bonus pack from "Wargaming". It contains the activation code of the game with which you can start playing the most popular online tank strategy, as well as "T2" light tank + Slot +7 Days of "WoT" premium account + 500 gold. A great start for a beginner online tank player!
In the model "AMX-13/75" is implemented the recognizable design of a light tank: the unique shape of the turret, the engine compartment in front with hatches for access to the engine and place of the driver-mechanic, bunker for ammunition and chassis with five rollers and two driving wheels. The surfaces are electrochemically etched with textures and images which make it look like the original vehicle. All parts of the model are made of stainless steel, used in the food industry, consumer goods, and toys. Assembling "AMX-13/75" excludes any harm to the owner. Precise cutting allows assembling the model without using additional tools, soldering, and gluing. /p>
DIY scale model "AMX-13/75" can be used as a souvenir, decoration of the interior, valuable prize for fans of "WoT". Also with its help, you can create installations, models, or reconstructions of tank battles of World War II. It will take a worthy place at the stand with the "Metal Time Workshop" and "World of tanks" collection of prefabricated models. But its main purpose is technical creativity, joint modeling, and the development of handmade skills.
“Metal Time" assembly models encourage their owners to study the history of technology and develop skills in construction. Each of our models is assigned a unique serial number and it turns them into a subject of collection and exchange. The "Metal Time" Owners Club is a growing community of enthusiastic builders.
TANK IS MADE OF REAL STEEL WITH TURNABLE TURRET AND HISTORICAL REALITY EXTERIOR DECOR
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