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Clash of Steel: Tortoise Assault Tank Troop (x3 Plastic)

Clash of Steel: Tortoise Assault Tank Troop (x3 Plastic)

Street Date: July 2024

SKU: GF9CSB01

Barcode: 9420020260085

Price: $53.00AUD inc. GST

Contains: 3x Tortoise Tanks

In early 1943 Allied forces began to look at what types of fortifications they were likely to encounter once they landed in Europe. It was expected that in order to defeat these positions a new type of specialist vehicle with heavy armour and a “bunker busting” gun would be required. Assault Tanks were born.

The Tortoise was one of 18 different designs drafted over a 10 month period and submitted to the Tank Board, with an order placed for 25 vehicles to be built.

Weighing in at over 79 tonnes, armed with an Ordnance Quick-firing (OQF) 32 pounder gun and with a heavily armoured casemate instead of a turret, production of the Tortoise was slow and World War II was over before it fired a shot in anger.