One of the most successful tanks fielded by the British in WWII, the Cromwell compared favorably with tanks of similar weight such as the Sherman and Panzer IV. Most were armed with the 75mm Q.F. Mk.V/VA, which was based on the 6 Pdr. but chambered to fire American ammunition. This was a very good dual-purpose gun, able to destroy enemy anti-tank guns at long range, or penetrate the frontal armor of a Panzer IV at normal battle ranges. However it was less effective against German heavy tanks. The Cromwell first saw action during the Normandy campaign, where it was at a disadvantage as it could not use its superior speed and agility, but this changed after the fighting moved to open country. Cromwell tanks made some spectacular advances in their pursuit of the Germans across Northern France, Belgium and Holland. The Cromwell served again in Korea and was finally retired in the late 1950's.
Compact and detailed 1/48 assembly kit of the British Cromwell Mk.IV cruiser tank.
Distinguishing features such as large rivets on turret and perpendicular hull armor accurately reproduced.
Shape of large diameter wheels, that allowed high speed running, are also faithfully depicted.
Exterior details are included as separately-molded parts to enhance realism.
Die-cast chassis for added weight and realism.
Tank treads are assembly type, with one-piece upper and lower tread sections featuring realistic sag effect.
Kit features optional rear cowling that prevented exhaust gas from getting into driver's compartment.
Includes 3 types of markings.