The M5A1 light tank which was developed from the M3 Stuart light tank was put into production from January 1943. It was powered by twin four-stroke V8 300hp Cadillac gasoline engines which enabled a top speed of 58km/h. It came armed with a 37mm main gun and two 7.92mm machine guns and featured additional armor plating on the turret's right side to protect the anti-aircraft machine gun. Approximately 6,800 units were produced and were mainly used in reconnaissance roles at the Italian and North West European Fronts. About the Model: Features of the tank including the turret and the hull's welded and bolted parts are accurately reproduced for a sharp finish. Hedgerow cutters which were attached to the tank's front seen at the Normandy invasion are included. Kit includes one figure using the anti-aircraft gun and a three-man mortar team. Paint colors needed: X-10 Gun Metal, XF-1 Flat Black, XF-15 Flat Flesh, XF-49 Khaki, XF-61 Dark Green, XF-62 Olive Drab, and XF-64 Red Brown.
|This plastic model kit requires plastic cement and paint for assembly, and they are sold separately.|