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Chieftain Bridgelayer Kombi-Kit
This set includes C057 Chieftain Bridgelayer and Tamiya Chieftain Mk5. Some unrequired sprues may have been removed and the kits may have been repackaged by us.
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.
C057K comprises a donor kit (Tamiya Chieftain Mk5), 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 puchased as C054, and the complete AVLB No-8 bridge as K200.