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A39 Tortoise walk-around

The A39 Tortoise was designed as a heavy assault tank near the end of WWII, carrying a 32pdr main gun in a fixed casemate structure. At 78 tons it was the second-heaviest British tank built during the war (TOG2, also at Bovington, was two tons heavier!) and proved to be far too unwieldy when finally ready for testing after the war. The Tank Museum at Bovington holds the only complete example of the six built, but another hulk apparently exists on a range in Scotland. (Info courtesy of Wikipedia.)
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About Tom Cromwell (barkingdigger)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM

A Yank living overseas on a long-term basis, I've been building tanks since the early '70s. I relish the challenges of older kits (remember when Tamiya was "new"?...) because I love to scratch-build.