|Combined (Metal / Plastic)
|American Car & Foundry Co
Metal model of the legendary Panzer I tank in a top design, detailed parts, perfect camouflage identical to the original design.
The M3 Stuart light tank is the result of a series of light tanks that began in 1931. However, development of the M3 did not really begin until 1940, when the Armored Force was formed in June. American designers took a lesson from the French campaign and modified the M2A4 light tank by increasing its frontal shielding up to 51 mm and installing an anti-aircraft machine gun on the turret. The fuselage was extended to cover the exhausts and the coil spring suspension was retained. The new model was named the M3 Light Tank. The crew consisted of 4 men: commander, gunner, driver and his assistant. Like the M2A4, the M3 was armed with a standard 37 mm M5 cannon with gyroscopic stabilizers. The M3 was standardized in July 1940 and production began in March 1941. The M3 was standardized for production in July 1940. The first examples appeared in March 1941. The M3A1 appeared in May 1942, the M3A3 in September 1942. From 1941 due to the Lend-Lease Act M3s were also supplied to the British. The M3, M3A1, and M3A3 were all produced by the American Car & Foundry Co.