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M3 Grant Medium Tank - "Jack The Ripper" | by PhiMa'
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M3 Grant Medium Tank - "Jack The Ripper"

Fully detailed interior and engine bay. Engine designed by Ewok Master.

 

M3 Medium tank used by the British 7th Armored in Desert Camouflage during the North Africa Campaign. 6,258 were built during 1941 and 1942, weighing in at 27 tonnes and a crew of 6. The speciality of the Grant was the 75mm mounted in the hull (46 rounds) and the second gun, a 37mm mounted in the turret (178 rounds) as well as up to 4 Browning M1919s. It was powered by a Wright (Continental) R975 EC2.

 

Finally, it is finished. After atleast a good three months of building, modifying and collecting pieces it can join my collection of AFVs. The Model has numerous playability features, including 9 hatches, a rotating turret, two guns which can move up and down, a fully detailed engine and interior and moving tracks. This is probably my most expensive project to date due to the colour (Tan 24 tooth gears x4, 2x 2x4 left wedge plates, 1x1 plates with vertical clips (non-production) and several other rare pieces jacked up the price quite a bit.)

 

Big thanks to Ewokkers, who gave me helpful criticism, RumRunner for supplying several of the Tan pieces and the tracks, as well as designing the front (not completely accurate for this model-) slope and Brickmania for parts of the design.

 

So, I come to an end and say: Enjoy. It's before the end of the day, yay :D

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Taken on April 9, 2011