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. Conceived at the outbreak of World War Two, the Crusader 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. Paint colors needed: Black, Sand yellow, Green, Dark Earth, Khaki, Dark Khaki, and Brown Leather.
|This plastic model kit requires plastic cement and paint for assembly, and they are sold separately.|