CAMs 1/35 VCL Light Amphibious Tank A4E12
|REVIEWER:||Scott Van Aken|
The Vickers-Carden-Loyd Light Amphibious Tank (designated the A4E11 and A4E12 by the War Office), was a series of British experimental pre-World War II light tanks (actually resembling a tankette, which though not taken into British service were sold to a number of other countries which produced modified versions which were then taken into service.
Foreign buyers included China, Thailand, the Dutch East Indies and the USSR, the latter producing some 1200 of the T-37A tank developed from the A4E11/12. Poland was interested in Vickers-Carden-Loyd amphibious tank in the 1930s, but negotiations failed and instead the PZInż works started the PZInż 130 project, an indigenous design inspired by the British concept.
The Dutch ordered two, each with different armament for trials in the NEI. They were not successful so no others were ordered. One was still operational when the Japanese attacked and was lost when its suspension failed and it was destroyed in an air attack.
There are many of us who truly like quirky things like this. As the more major subjects get kitted by others, it is up to folks like Riich to offer the less usual. This vehicle is one of those and though it is somewhat parts intensive, it will make up into a very nice model that will not take over your display shelves.
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