Tamiya released the 1/35 M3 as two kits. The M3 Lee and the M3 Grant. The
Lee was the US version and the Grant was the British version. A fairly
early Tamiya kit, not too bad detailwise for it's age, but with a fair
number of errors. Supposedly Academy is going to be coming out with a new
M3 Lee/Grant series sometime.
The Lee was billed as an M3 but was actually an M3A5 based on the one at Fort
Knox; the M3 Grant was supposedly a Grant.
Big problem is that they blew just about everything with these kits -- hull,
suspension, tracks, and most of all, the turrets. But this was 1974 and we were
more tolerant then...
Academy sent their factory rep down to APG and we gave him a tour of their M3
Grant, M3A4 Lee, and M3A1 Lee. Now to see what happens...