Challenger 1 British Main Battle Tank 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Atlas

$ 19.99

1:72 Scale Metal Diecast – Challenger 1 British Main Battle Tank -  Length: 6.25" (from the back of the tank to the tip of the cannon),  Width: 2”

 

 This Challenger 1 tank model's body is made of metal while the turret is made of plastic. The turret can not rotate, but the cannon can elevate a few degrees up and down. The tracks are made of rubber and are fitted, however they do not move. The coloring and markings are accurate and realistic.

 

The maker of the model, Atlas, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp. These models have different details engraved such as doors, hatches, panels, lights, ports, antennas, machine guns, ropes, shovels, etc; all of these done with high accuracy and proportion. When they are painted in different color, say for example, shovels and ropes, they are indeed painted accurately.

 

These models come in really nice packaging. The model itself is attached (via screws) to a plastic base which is made to look as rough terrain. The base measures about 7 inches by 3 and at one side of the base is some info about the model such as the type of tank and the time period it served. Moreover, the whole base can be topped with a transparent acrylic top which encases the whole tank in a rectangle that measures roughly 7 inches by 3 inches by 3 inches high. Lastly, each model comes in a window box.

 

Although these models are inexpensive and just about the size of a (regular) computer mouse, they are certainly not toys, they will not last long if played with or if taken for a spin in the sandbox.

 

The British FV4030/4 Challenger 1, was the main battle tank (MBT) of the British Army from 1983 to the mid-1990s, when it was superseded by the Challenger 2. It is also currently used by the Royal Jordanian Army as its main battle tank after heavy modifications. The variants for the Jordanian military are upgraded using the unmanned Falcon turret.