Tamiya Centaur C.S.Mk.IV British Tank Kit
Britain's main cruiser tank in the latter half of WWII was the Cromwell. Due to a production shortage of Meteor engines, the Liberty Engine was used instead and the vehicle was renamed the Centaur Cruiser Tank. Among the various types of Centaurs, the 95mm tank howitzer equipped Mk.IV close support tank was the only version to enter actual combat. In the Normandy Invasion of June, 1944, the Centaurs were deployed to the Royal Marines Armoured Support Group, where they fired at German pill-boxes from landing vessels. After the landing, the Centaurs continued to offer fire support for infantry and served a key role in securing the beachhead.
About this Tamiya Centaur Tank Kit
Plastic assembly model based on the Centaur C.S. Mk. IV British Cruiser Tank Mk. VIII, A27L, which fought in the Normandy Invasion.
The linearly constructed turret with sturdy rivets as well as the short yet stout cannon gives the tank a unique shape, which has been realistically recreated.
For firing while still aboard a landing vessel, the Centaur was given various calibration markings on its turret. These markings are included as decals.
Figures for the commander as well as the loader are also included.
Scale - 1:35
Tamiya Model Number - 35232
Starter Paint Pack Includes:
8 x 17ml Vallejo model paints. Vallejo paints are supplied in plastic bottles of 17ml with an eyedropper device which keeps paint from drying and prevents spills. The model color range has been specifically developed for adherence on difficult surfaces such as metal and plastic, but the product is not toxic, not flammable, and does not give off noxious fumes. The paint packs offered are only our suggestion and may not match directly with the instructions found within the kit.