Tamiya #89783Italian Light Tank L6/40
From 1936, Italian manufacturer Fiat-Ansaldo began development of the light tank L6/40 and in 1941, began its mass production. The L6/40 had a hull featuring riveted construction, was powered by a liquid-cooled inline 4 cylinder engine capable of producing 68hp, and featured a modified 20mm anti aircraft gun in the turret. The L6/40 saw fierce action throughout North Africa, The Balkans, and Russia, but the speed of tank development from 1941 soon made it obsolete.
About the Model This assembly kit model is made by Italeri.
The L6/40 has a similar riveted hull as the Italian Medium Tank Carro Armato M13/40 (Item 35296).
Transmission, drivers seat, drive shaft, the turret's 20mm gun, and interior are full of detail.
You can choose either an open or closed position for the hull and turret hatches and engine inspection doors.
Features assembly type-tracks.
Photo-etched parts for door hinges, exhaust cover, and number plates are included.
5 kinds of markings for the North African, Russian, and the Balkan fronts, and for a tank in German service are included.
Two soldier figures (Tamiya made), a standing officer and a sitting crewman are included.
Military uniform decals included.