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Takom 2086 1/35 M3 Grant British Medium Tank

Product Code: TAK-2086
$59.99

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The M3 Lee, officially Medium Tank, M3, was an American medium tank used during World War II. In Britain, the tank was called by two names based on the turret configuration and crew size. Tanks employing US pattern turrets were called the "Lee", named after Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Variants using British pattern turrets were known as "Grant," named after Union general Ulysses S. Grant.

The British, although reluctant, pushed for it since it was the only model suitable for instant mass-production, and it became the warhorse of the British 8th Army during 1941-42, especially during the worst period of the campaign. Although the high silhouette and main gun position were despised, the Grant was reliable, very sturdy, had good armor and, overall, generous firepower. Through Lend-Lease, 2,855 units were sold to the British and 1396 were supplied to the USSR.