1/35 scale model kit produced by Amusing Hobby.
For a short time in the storied history of the Centurion Main Battle Tank (MBT), a heavily armed self-propelled gun (SPG) variant was entertained as the FV4005 "Stage 2". This vehicle utilized the existing chassis and hull superstructure of the Centurion MBT mated to a fully-enclosed, 360-degree traversing turret housing a 183mm (7.2") Howitzer main gun (the BL 7.2-inch field howitzer).
The FV4005 program began in 1951 with development stemming into mid-1955. However, the initiative fell to naught and was ended in 1957. A sole example of the FV4005 Stage 2 went on to be preserved outdoors on the grounds of the famous Tank Museum in Bovington, England.
Paint and glue for model not included in kit, will need to be purchased separately.
The delivery was really quick, the model is for a Christmas present so not yet been opened.
This is a really high-quality model with great detail and cleanly moulded pieces.
The tracks have to be built up link by link which is a bit of a pain to build up but definitely worth it in the end because the detail is far better than rubber tracks.
The service from the Tank Museum was excellent. Very helpful and incredibly accommodating.
I can’t tell you anything about the tank as it’s a Christmas gift.