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Monday, July 26, 2010

Stuart













Here are some images of Tamiya's 1/35 scale M3 Stuart light tank. From Wikipedia "The M3 Stuart, formally Light Tank M3, was an American light tank of World War II. It was used by British and Commonwealth forces prior to the entry of the USA into the war, and thereafter by US and Allied forces until the end of the war. The name General Stuart or Stuart given by the British comes from the American Civil War General J.E.B. Stuart and was used for both the M3 and the derivative M5 Light Tank; in British service it also had the unofficial nickname of Honey (named when a tank driver remarked "She's a honey").To the United States Army the tanks were officially known only as "Light Tank M3" and "Light Tank M5".

2 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

Another one I'd not want to be sitting in. Very nice model though...

Warren Zoell said...

During World War Two they were invaluable. Of coarse by today's standards they'd be little more then a glorified tractor which I think many were used for after the war.