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Meng Model 1:35 British Heavy Tank Mk.V Female


Meng Model 1:35 - British Heavy Tank Mk.V Female - Plastic model kit #TS-029

The British heavy tank Mk.V Female, also known as the Mark V, was put into service in 1918, at the end of WWI. Based on the Mark IV, the Mk.V differed greatly from its predecessor: due to Wilson's gearbox the tank required only one man to set it in motion. The main distinctive feature of the exterior was the cooling air system installed on each side of the tank. Besides, the design was improved by a Ricardo engine and an extra machine-gun mount.

The Mark V first saw action during the Australian offensive against the German units in Northern France, called the Battle of Hamel. The tank was also used by both the White Armed Forces in the Russian Civil War and the Red Army afterwards.

Until the end of WWI a total of 400 Mk.V tanks were built, both Males and Females. The Males carried two 57 mm guns and four machine guns, while lighter and smaller Females were armed with six machine guns only.

Collections: All, British, Vehicles, WWI

Category: Meng Model Tanks

Type: Tanks

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