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Tamiya RC British Centurion Mk.III Full Option 1/16 Tank Kit

Tamiya RC British Centurion Mk.III Full Option 1/16 Tank Kit

Stock code 56045

Brand  Tamiya

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Available for same day despatch Mon–Fri if ordered before 2pm, when possible.
RRP £1,299.00 £1,109.99Each
 

By the end of WWII, the British military was developing counters for the powerful German Tiger and Panther tanks among others, and one of the designs they chose was the Centurion. Fitted with the 17 pounder gun initially, its sloped armor and Horstmann suspension set it apart rather from its British predecessors. Although it was not in time to be deployed in WWII, it was quickly pressed into live action in the Korean War, which broke out in June 1950 – more precisely, its Mk.III model was pressed into action, a variant which was upgunned to significant effect with the 20 pounder. The Centurion Mk.III was a key presence, to the extent of its being often named as the most effective fielded in the United Nations force. A number of further variants were developed in later years, as the Centurion served various European militaries and even equivalents in India and Israel.

About the Model

  • This is a 1/16 scale R/C model assembly kit depicting the Centurion Mk.III.
  • The powerful form with 20 pounder gun is recreated with formidable accuracy.
  • Utilizes an aluminum main gun barrel for a crisp, precise finish.
  • In addition to the standard part, an optional version of the gun shield canvas cover intended for display models is included.
  • Take control of a full range of model and turret motion.
  • Features a realistic rendering of the full-size tank's Horstmann suspension.
  • Can be used with the separately sold Tamiya Battle System for enthralling battles with other 1/16 scale R/C tanks.
  • Take another look at the model from the rear, drinking in the detailed form with realistic depictions of engine deck and rear panel.
  • The main gun offers elevation up to 18 degrees and depression of 7 degrees, in conjunction with realistic sound, controlled at your fingertips.
  • The turret rotates a full 360 degrees, with transmitter control over speed. The model raises the gun up if it is on course to hit the rear deck.
  • When the gun is fired, a flash is emitted from an LED via the clear part in the muzzle, accompanied by sound, recoil and vehicle kickback.
  • 7.92mm Besa machine gun burst fire is accompanied by sounds and flashing from an orange LED installed in its tip that depicts muzzle flash.
  • The bulky turret is accurately rendered in 1/16 scale, with detail such as cupola hatch and side stowage cases. Cast surfaces are also depicted.
  • Plenty of accessories give the kit a further accent: shovel, tow cables, crowbar and more. The fender-top exhaust is another point of interest
  • Resin depictions of the single-pin tracks are pre-assembled. The aluminum gun barrel is a precision, easy-to-use component.
  • The gearbox unit features twin Type 380 motors, for plenty of power at a range of speeds from slow crawling to top speed.
  • With an aluminum chassis and die-cast components such as drive sprockets and suspension arm, the model enjoys good durability.
  • Just like the full-size tank, this model has a Horstmann suspension setup, which allows it to take on undulations and obstacles.
  • The model battery pack is installed in the rear under the engine deck, which is magnet-attached for simple, quick access when required.
  • The DMD-T11C control unit does the hard work of coordinating various actions, sounds and lights to make this an immersive model!
  • A bass reflex speaker with metal baffle plate gives deep, rich sounds. Volume is adjustable via transmitter operation.
  • Adjustable Gear Ratio -   Fixed
  • Bearings  -  Metal bushings
  • Body Material -   ABS Plastic
  • Chassis Material -   Aluminum and ABS plastic
  • Chassis Type -   TANK
  • Construction Type -   Assembly Kit
  • Decals -   Included
  • Drive Type -   Tracked Vehicle
  • Electronic Speed Control (esc) -   Included
  • Motor -   380-Brushed Type X 2
  • Required To Complete -   Cement, Paint and Finishing Supplies, 7.2 volt battery with compatible charger
  • Scale -   1/16
  • Suspension -   Horstmann suspension
  • Terrain Use -   Multi-Purpose