Rubicon Models

M5A1 Stuart 280023 1/56

£20.99

Please note this product has a slightly longer dispatch time. It will be dispatched in 2-4 working days.

The Rubicon Models M5A1 Stuart 1/56 (28mm) kit provides an excellent representation of this iconic World War II light tank. Here are the key features and highlights of the model:

Design and Production: The M5A1 Stuart is based on the M5 chassis but features the larger turret from the M3A3 tank. Production started in early 1943, with 6,810 units produced in total. By mid-1944, it became the predominant light tank used by the US Army, also seeing service with the US Marines.

Deployment: In Northwest Europe, the M5A1 served primarily in scouting and security roles, while in the Pacific Theater, it fulfilled gun tank duties. It was also adopted by other Allied nations including Britain, Canada, Poland, and France. Post-WWII, it continued to see use with the Yugoslav partisans and China.

Variants: The kit allows modelers to assemble either a mid or late production M5A1 (Stuart VI). Additionally, it offers options to build a Stuart VI Recce or Kangaroo variant.

Weapon Options: Various machine gun options are included, such as MMG (Medium Machine Gun) and HMG (Heavy Machine Gun), adding versatility to the model.

Detailing Features: Open hatches, spare road wheel, and a hedgerow cutter enhance the realism and customization potential of the model.

Decals: The kit includes decals featuring both US and Allied insignia and markings, allowing for authentic representation of different units and theaters of operation.

This model kit is ideal for enthusiasts looking to recreate historical scenarios or dioramas with a detailed and historically accurate M5A1 Stuart tank.

Postage & Returns

Orders made before 2PM Mon-Fri will be posted same day. Orders made outside of those times will be posted next working day.

Returns accepted up to 30 days after date of purchase.

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