This is an injection-plastic military vehicle model kit.
Takom continues the cavalcade of fantastic World War I tanks with this amazingly accurate and detailed release of one of the most popular tanks of the war, the Mark A Whippet Medium Tank!
Armed only with four Hotchkiss .303 machine guns, the 14-ton Whippet was a "high-speed" design that could traverse the battlefield at 8 mph (13 kph), which was a significant improvement over the Mark IV Heavy Tank, which could only manage about 4 MPH (6.4 kph), half the speed of the Whippet. 200 Whippets were built, serving with the British, German, and Russian armies. After the war the type became Japan's very first tank when six or so were sold to Japan in 1922, serving into the 1930s. (You can buy that version HERE!)
The kit features moving wheels, super easy-to-assemble snap-together indy-link tracks, PE detail parts, and decals for 8 versions, including British, German, and Russian vehicles. Other features are hatches that can be posed open or closed, and four Hotchkiss .303 machine guns.
Modelers have been waiting a long time for WWI armor kits, and especially the Whippet…so grab yours now!
Release Date: Sep 2015
Item Size/Weight: 30.1cm x 20.2cm x 6.6cm / 420g