Steve Abbey tackles Revell’s 1/35 rendering of the Bundeswehr’s stop-gap M48A2GA2 main battle tank


Revell’s highly textured side and rear walls were attached easily to the base, thanks to the integrally moulded locating lugs…which formed a solid, boat-shaped hull.
Once the joins had been treated with filler (see panel), the suspension arms, along with lift hooks, stops and dampers were added and the whole sub-assembly was set aside to dry.

Even when the newly developed Leopard 1 was introduced in 1965, the US M48 Patton main battle tank (MBT) and its 90mm gun continued to form the backbone of the German army for many years.

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