Adie Roberts continues his inspirations to help inspire modellers of all abilities to work out of their comfort zone building dioramas or just trying new builds.

A superb build of the M3A1 Stuart Light Tank "A little tank with big Attitude" from modelling friend Łukasz Bąk 

Officially M3 Light Tank was a WWII US tank that was supplied to Russia, Britain and other Commonwealth armies under lend-lease prior to the US entry into the war.    The US combat debut of the M3 Stuart tank in the ETO was during the Allies Invasion of North Africa where it engaged the Vichy French, Italians, Luftwaffe, and the vastly superior German panzers while under British command. this particular tank is part of the US 1st Armoured Division 

From the British experience in the North African desert, the Stuart’s limited range was a severe problem where units often outpaced their supplies and were stranded when they ran out of fuel. The M3A1 was equipped with two cylindrical-shaped external fuel tanks each carrying 27 Gallons (102 litres) of fuel which doubled the Stuart’s range. When empty or before entering combat, the crew could jettison the external tanks from inside the tank.



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