Tamiya is pleased to announce the re-issue of this classic model from the 1/35 Military Miniature Series; it was last re-issued back in 2010. The M3 light tank was developed by the U.S. to replace its increasingly-obsolete M2 predecessor, and would see service in the hands of British and Canadian forces as well as the U.S. Army. The British, in fact, were first to use the M3 Stuart in anger, throwing it into conflict with German forces in North Africa; it was British services which gave the additional "Stuart” to the M3 name, taken from the eponymous former U.S. General. Firepower on the tank was provided by a 37mm main gun and (in earlier variants) sponson-based machine guns. Around 25,000 M3 Stuarts of all variants were manufactured in the production run from 1941-1944.
About the Model
• This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit.
• The compact style of the tank, including its riveted hull and turret, has been realistically reproduced.
an accurate depiction of the M3 Stuart’s bogey suspension.
• A commander torso figure is included for installation in the model cupola, to lend your creation even greater
• Comes with decals to depict tanks used by the U.S. (2) and British (1), and Canadian (1) forces.