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Takom 1:35 British Mk.IV Male "Tadpole" w/Workable tracks


Takom 1:35 - British Mk IV Male "Tadpole" with workable tracks and wheels - Plastic model kit #02015

The Mark IV was a British tank of World War I issued in 1917. Derived from the world's first tank, the Mark I, the Mk.IV was considerably improved in both structure and armour, it was also easier to transport. 

The Mark IV was introduced in two variants, a "Male" and a "Female". The Mk.IV Male was powered with three Lewis machine guns and two QF 6-pounder 6 cwt guns. The Female carried five machine guns, two of which were operated by the gun loaders.

Over a thousand Mk.IV-s were built in wartime, including Males, Females and utility vehicles, thus the series was the most produced British tank of WWI. It first saw combat at the Battle of Messines Ridge and continued to serve with British forces throughout the entire war. 

During that period several attempts were made to improve the tank performance. In order to enhance its trench-crossing ability the Mk.IV was supplemented with the so-called "tadpole tail", an extension to its rear track horns. However, the tail lacked rigidity so the innovation was dropped. No Mk.IV "Tadpoles" were used on the battlefield.

The kit includes:
- 508 plastic parts
- 240 individual track links
- 22 photo etched parts
- 1x16 page instruction booklet

    Collections: All, British, Vehicles, WWI

    Category: Takom Tanks

    Type: Tanks

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