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PostPosted: Thu 19 Aug 2010 21:32 pm 
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Below are images of the 1/32 M3 Lee tank kit no. 08364-5.  The box is marked as new, so it may be from the first release.

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This is the standard riveted hull version with the M2 (short) version of the 75mm gun.  A counterweight for the gyrostabilizer equipped tanks is included.  The vinyl tracks in the kit are the British "I" type tread pattern.  It is not known if these were used on U. S. issued tanks.  A nice feature of this kit is the separate doors and hatches.  Even the driver's vision port can be in the open position.  All of the exterior hull plates are provided in separate pieces.  A subframe is provided for assembly.  The only difference between the Lee and the Grant kits appears to be the turret, crew figure, and stowage items.  The engine exhaust parts are of the older style seen in pictures of British M3's from 1942.  Most U. S. M3's and M4 Shermans in Tunisia had a different configuration.

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The decals provide markings for 3 vehicles.

U.S. tank training unit in England, December, 1942. Name: Blitzer
13th Armored Regiment, 2nd Battalion, F Company, December, 1942
13th Armored Regiment, 2nd Battalion, E Company, 2nd Platoon

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Thanks for the review, but could you please restrict the size of pictures to a maximum width of 800 pixels. Any larger tends to stretch the screen width  :wink:

If you are looking for freeware to re-size then Irfan is as good as you can get.

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I built this when it first can out in British markings from the Burma campaign: A nice kit


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Below are images of the kit instructions.

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Thanks for the review John, it is good to see the larger scale military vehicles getting a showing here  :thumb:

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