Meng Model - British Heavy Assault Tank A39 Tortoise
BRITISH HEAVY ASSAUT TANK A39 TORTOISE
In late WWII, UK developed a huge monster as heavy as 79 tons—the British A39 Tortoise Heavy Assault Tank to strike German solid fortifications. It was designed with a fixed fighting compartment and extremely thick armor. The heavy hull was supported by a torsion bar suspension system. Its incredibly powerful 94mm Gun could fire at any ground target. The Tank had an additional fully rotatable turret to strengthen firepower, while a 7.92mm MG in the front was used to shoot infantrymen. As the tank was still in its trail stage when the project was terminated following the end of war, there were only 6 vehicles produced.
The 1:35 scale plastic model of the British A39 Tortoise Heavy Assault Tank is 293mm in total length and 111mm in width. Its huge general shape is accurately reproduced, and the large area of casting texture and weld seam details of the fighting compartment greatly increase sense of reality. The 94mm long barrel gun can turn like in the real tank and the solid gun mantlet is accurately reproduced. The travel lock can lock the gun like a real one. The MG in the front ball mount can rotate freely. All hatches can be assembled open or closed. Complicated wheels and staggered torsion bar suspension system are perfectly modeled.
HOW TO BUILD
This is the fourth model build guidance video issued by MENG. Hope MENG fans will like it. The video is filmed and produced by Warfare in Scale TV Program under authorization of MENG. We are also glad to have invited modeler Mr. Juan Carlos Carmona to join us in this video to share you his experience on building MENG’s 1/35 British A39 Tortoise Heavy Assault Tank Model Kit fantastically. Mr. Juan Carlos Carmona will share you his techniques in constructing, painting and weathering this 1/35 Model Kit. At last, he also makes a factory model to form a realistic diorama with the MENG’s 1/35 British A39 Tortoise Heavy Assault Tank. We hereby want to express our gratitude to Warfare in Scale TV Program film team including Mr. Juan Carlos Carmona for their hard work and cooperation.