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Full details of Tamiya 56045 1/16 RC British Battle Tank Centurion Mk.III Full-Option Kit

Hull length: 476mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.


A Solid Presence
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.

Tamiya official international release list January 2022

R/C Models
 58698  1/10 R/C Lotus Europa Special (M-06)
 56370  1/14 R/C MAN TGX 26.540 6×4 XLX (Light Metallic Blue Edition)
 56045  1/16 R/C British Battle Tank Centurion Mk.III Full-Option Kit
 22023  TT-02 Chassis Cover Set
 22037  TD4 Stabilizer Set (Front & Rear)
 22038  TD4 Aluminum Rear Suspension Mount
 22041  CC-02 Aluminum Rear Member
 47479  TA02 Carbon Chassis Conversion Set

Static Models
 35375  1/35 Russian Heavy Tank KV-2
 12051  1/12 Nissan Fairlady 240ZG Street Custom

Kids
 95636  HG Heavy Aluminum Large Dia. Narrow Wheels (2pcs.) Mini 4WD Station

Full details of upcoming Tamiya 56044 1/16 RC British Battle Tank Centurion Mk.III Full-Option Complete Kit


About Centurion Mk.III
At the end of World War II, the Centurion was developed by the British Army as a vehicle that can compete with powerful German tanks such as Tiger and Panther. The main gun is equipped with a 17-pound gun, which boasted the best anti-tank capability in Britain at that time, and equipped with equipment that sets it apart from conventional British tanks, such as slanted armor and Horstmann suspension. Although it was not possible to put it into action during World War II, it was the first to enter the Korean War that broke out in June 1950. The improved Centurion Mk.III that was dispatched to this battle replaced the main gun with a 20-pound gun and greatly enhanced the attack power. He saved the Allied forces from the predicament many times and was called one of the strongest tanks in each country that participated in the Korean War. Since then, many advanced types have been developed, and Centurion has been deployed by various countries such as India and Israel, as well as European countries. It has been at the forefront for many years in conflict zones, further solidifying its position as a masterpiece tank.

Fusion of big-scale power and realistic action
This is an assembly kit for an electric radio control tank that reproduces the British Army main battle tank Centurion Mk.III on a 1/16 scale. -Not only the powerful appearance with a long barrel 20-pound gun, but also the details such as the cast skin and the texture of the welded pattern are realistically modeled. ● Single pin type resin tracks are already assembled. -The barrel of the 20-pound gun is made of high-precision aluminum cutting. The tip is a clear part. -For the canvas cover of the shield, we also prepared parts for the display that were particular about the details. -In addition to forward / backward movement and left / right rotation, you can freely control turret rotation and vertical movement of the barrel. -The suspension is a Holstman type similar to the actual vehicle. -If you install the separately sold battle system, you can enjoy playing against other 1/16 RC tanks.

Adopts a 4ch transmitter equipped with function buttons
The RC mechanism uses a 2.4GHz radio set that can be easily enjoyed by multiple units without worrying about interference. The stick-type 4ch transmitter is equipped with 10 function buttons that correspond to the various functions of the tank with one push, as well as the trim lever for each channel. In addition, various settings such as button functions on the LCD screen, channel swap that can change the channel position, and servo endpoint adjustment are possible, and various information can be displayed. It is also characterized by being able to store up to 5 models of uniquely set data.

Basic specifications
● Body length 476 mm, width 214 mm, height 189 mm, total weight 3.8 kg ● The heavy sound of the V-type 12-cylinder gasoline engine that delivers 650 horsepower creates a tremendous sound. -A large bass reflex type speaker unit that uses a metal baffle plate is mounted on the front of the vehicle body, and you can enjoy the true sound linked to each action even when firing the main gun or coaxial machine gun, turning the turret, or raising and lowering the barrel. ● A full set with a multifunction unit, 2.4GHz band specification 4ch radio, running battery, and charger.

Items to be purchased separately
● Transmitter power supply (4 AA batteries)

Tamiya 64436 Catalog 2022 (scale model version)


Among Tamiya’s abundant lineup, catalog 2022 (scale model version) that includes a wide range of completed models, mini 4WD, fun work series, make-up materials, tools and paints, especially scale models, will be published this year as well. increase. This is a must-have book for users and has a lot of charm. Cover size: 26 x 25.5 cm, 97 pages in total.