FA: 7TP - Polish WWII Tank plastic model 1/35 scale

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Master Kraft plastic kit
The main battle tank of the Polish Armored forces of 1939. Kit is of the Vickers E modification with a single turret mounting a 37mm gun.
This is a very well made plastic injection molded kit. Includes all original parts, instructions, box, and decals. Highly detailed with rivets and metallic surface texture.
The following history is an excerpt from Wikpedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7TP ):
The 7TP was the Polish development of the British Vickers 6-ton </wiki/Vickers_6-ton> (Mk.E) tank license. The main new features of 7TP were: better, more reliable and powerful diesel </wiki/Diesel> engine, very good 37 mm anti-tank gun </wiki/Gun> and a bit thicker armour </wiki/Vehicle_armour> (in front, 17 mm instead of 13 mm), together with many minor modifications and additions (like Gundlach tank periscope </wiki/Gundlach_tank_periscope>, different air conditioning system and a radio). Only about 132 tanks were produced between 1935 </wiki/1935> and the outbreak of the war (+4 iron prototypes). The designation 7TP meant: 7-Ton, Polish (in fact its weight increased after the initial prototype was made and the actual serial tanks weighted approximately 9 tonnes).
All 7TP tanks took part in combat in the Polish Defensive War </wiki/Polish_Defensive_War> of 1939 </wiki/1939>. Most of them were attached to two light tank battalions (the 1st and the 2nd) fighting as a part of the Polish motorized brigades. The remaining tanks, that is the ones used for training as well as tanks that were finished after the outbreak of the war, were used in an improvised tank unit fighting in the defence of Warsaw </wiki/Siege_of_Warsaw_%281939%29>. Although technically supperior to any of the German light tanks of the era, the 7TP was too scarce to change the outcome of the war.
See also:
http://derela.republika.pl/7tp.htm
http://derela.republika.pl/form.htm
http://www.fact-index.com/7/7t/7tp.html
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