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The Chieftain Bridgelayer is unique in that in its day it could deploy the longest and strongest tank bridge in the world, and also a variety of other bridges. This 1/35th scale conversion by Tim Babb uses the Tamiya Chieftain “Mk-5” model kit*. We opted for a conversion to keep the cost down, and because we need a styrene lower hull for technical reasons.
C057 comprises a complete upper hull, and all the detail launching gear castings, pre-drilled main launch cylinders and all other materials to make a complete bridgelayer. Three Brass frets are included for the heavy engineering parts, tank fine details and skirt plate system. All tools stowage and twin gpmg’s are also included.This is a model for the experienced collector, but in a strange quirk of fate at a model show in 1999 we met a customer who showed us pictures of the complete C054 model (with bridge) completed, and completed superbly too… his very FIRST multi-media kit!
This Bridgelayer with AVLB No-8 bridge included can be purchased as C054, and the complete AVLB No-8 bridge as K200.
This product is a Conversion set and a TAMIYA donor plastic kit is needed to make the vehicle shown in the images.