Italeri 219 CRUSADER III British Cruiser Tank

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VINTAGE Collection

Untraceable but still in the modellers hearts, the model kit CRUSADER III is presented in the same box and with the original sprues of the FIRST VERSION RELEASED IN 1976.
The hologram includes the sequence number assigned to each box as a guarantee of limited edition.

Coiceived at the outbreak of World War Two, the Cruseder was one of the main British "Cruiser" tanks and reached production of no less that 5.000 units. Fitted with Cristie suspensions and large roadwheels the Cruseder performed remarkable cross-country capabilities and was armed with a 6 pdr. gun replacing the less powerful 2 pdr. gun of the previous verions. The Crusader played a leading role in the North African Campaign and took part to the battle of El Alamein, where 300 tanks fought with good avail. Later on, it was operational in the European theatre as a command, recovery and AA tanks as well as an artillery tractor, variants which were based on this classic tank basic hull. 

Britse leger tank uit de tweede wereld oorlog.
Drie uitvoering mogelijk;

  • 26th Armoured Brigade, 6th Armoured Division, tunisia, Februari 1943.
  • 9th Queens Royal Lancers, 2nd Armoured Brigade, 1st Armoured Division, X Corps, 8th Army, El Alamein, November 1942.
  • 7th Hussars, 4th Armoured Brigade, 7th Armoured Division, XIII Corps, 8th Army, North Africa, November 1942.
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