MBT 70, a cold war mistake, Aurora, 1/48
Having recently arrived with their new tanks, the crews were confident yet apprehensive about their ability to confront the new tanks from the East. They hadn’t even been on maneuvers yet when the alert was sounded, they made it to their positions, hoping it was a drill but ready to face the eastern bloc tanks, they never got the chance, Some body pushed the f***ing button!
Now reality, the MBT-70 never went into production, it was one of those cold war weapon systems that promised the world, over budget,over designed, over due, it thankfully was cancelled after about a dozen development units were built.
Aurora’s 1/48 kit is very basic, I got it off the net, it must have been exposed to some heat over time as there were some parts fused to the vinyl tracks. It included soldiers armed with what looks like Stoner 63 assault rifles.
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Dragon Models MBT-70 (Kpz. 70) Model Kit (1/35 Scale)