One of the most admired Chap Mei items ever, and for some, the top of armor vehicles from the Asian brand, the Deluxe Battle Tank. According to our friends at "Small Scale Military H.Q." and especially "Ta-152" there, this tank is based on the Israeli Merkava.
Here presented in its "Freedom Force" version package.
Personally, I was looking for this tank since its release until finally finding it last year (2008) during the always beloved Christmas season. Cost me over US$50 but I figure it was well worth its price. For all reasons but mainly, because it is a beautiful piece.
Contents view. There are two versions of this tank so far (as of 2010). This desert camo one and a jungle camo numbered "21 with a picture of Rhino head" instead of the "10 Wolf" here presented.
There is not one angle in which this vehicle doesn´t seem cool.
Accessories. The common ones. Weapons crate, missiles (since the cannon is spring-loaded) and big gun.
Figure: "Lieutenant Cooper (tank commander)".
Figure: "Private Coldsteel".
Loaded main gun, missile view. The projectile can be fired by pressing the small red button.
Real working light.
Driver seat and hatches view.
Rear hatch locked (up) and tank´s top hatched closed. Down, the rear accessories/ material/ weapons cargo hold and with net attached.
Side missile view. Great sculpt and action.
Some details of this great vehicle.
Some more details, especially focused on the surface sculpting.
Action and angle shots. The more I think about how I wanted this piece of armor, the more I think US$50 is not that much.
Scale shots with 3 3/4" Joe.
Another must have!