Saturday, December 18, 2010

1/144 A-39 Tortoise Assualt Tank WWII - CGD





1:144 CGD WWII British A-39 Tortoise Super Assault Tank

The British A-39 Tortoise Super Assault Tank started developement in 1943, and was developed to counter heavy fortifications such as the Siegfried Line.

Weighing in at 78 tons, it carried the british Ordance QF 32 pdr (96mm) derived from the QF 3.7 AA gun.
Although more like an assault gun or self propelled gun, its gun was tested effective knocking out a Panther tank at almost 1000 yds.

Near the end of the war 6 prototype was built and one is preserved at the Bovington Tank Museum in Bovington, UK.

An interesting addition to the collection, and something to face up to all those Panzer'46 kits!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tortoise_heavy_assault_tank

http://web.archive.org/web/20091028175237/http://geocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters/7413/a39tortoise.html

Available: December 2010 (CGD Ebay)
Price: $19.90

2 comments:

CG said...

Was that Dirty Harry on the A39 from:
http://web.archive.org/web/20091028175237/http://geocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters/7413/a39tortoise.html

Or just MIB perhaps? :D

bluedonkey99 said...

Looks like Dirty Harry to me ;o)