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Carro Armato M13/40 35th scale Tamiya

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:08 pm    Post subject: Carro Armato M13/40 35th scale Tamiya Reply with quote

My apologies to armor builders, as I normally build aircraft, My father, who was with the Australian Ninth Division in North Africa, once described an attack by Axis tanks. The Tanks were not supported by infantry, and the Australians hid in a narrow slit trench. The tanks rolled over the Trench without injury to the occupants, then my father was able to run from behind one of the tanks, scale on to it and to his amazement, the latch was on the outside. He undid the hatch and threw a grenade into the tanks, thereby knocking the Tank out.He never bragged about this, and grieved the fact he had to take the lives of the tank crew by his action. Thinking about my father's description of the event, this tank would be a good candidate for the tank my father encountered, as it appears to have a handle on the outside of the hatch, and being captured by Australians, was certainly in the area. No rear protection, together with a low silhouette, would make it susceptible to the type of attack my father described, particularly without infantry support.


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