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French Saint-Chamond Heavy Tank - Early 83858

Model:83858
The proportional model:1:35
Browse the number:6071

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      The Saint-Chamond was the second French heavy tank of the First World War, with 400 manufactured from April 1917 to July 1918. Born of the commercial rivalry between the makers of the Schneider CA1 tank, the Saint-Chamond was an inadequate design. Its principal weakness was the "caterpillar" tracks . They were much too short in relation to the vehicle's length and heavy weight ( 23 tons ). Later models, however, attempted to rectify some of the tank's original flaws by installing wider and stronger track shoes, thicker frontal armor and the more effective 75mm Mle 1897 field gun. The Saint-Chamond tanks remained engaged in various actions until the late summer of 1918, belatedly becoming more effective after combat had moved out of the trenches onto open ground . Eventually, however, the Saint-Chamond tanks were scheduled to be entirely replaced by imported British heavy tanks.

Item No     83858
Item Name     French Saint-Chamond Heavy Tank - Early
Bar Code     6939319238580
Scale     1:35
Item Type     Static kit
Model Dimension     Length: 265mm   Width: 112.5mm 
Total Plastic Parts     300+
Total Sprues     12 sprues , lower hull , upper hull and trucks 
Chromeplate Parts     n/a
Resin Parts     n/a
Metal Parts     n/a
Photo Etched Parts     1 piece
Film Accessory     1 piece
Released Date     2015-07
More Features     The kit consists of over 300 parts
>the kit w/refined detail
>multi-slide moulded upper hull
>photo etched parts included
>individual tracks