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1/35 Canadian Cruiser Tank Ram MK.II Early Production

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In 1940 the Canadian Government decided to build a Cruiser tank for the Canadian army, using parts from the US M3 Lee. The first pilot tank was ready by November 1941, using the entire M3 lower hull, but with new cast upper hull and turret. The first 50 tanks were designated the Ram MkI and mounted a 2 Pounder gun. However the main production version would be the MkII with a powerful 6 Pounder anti-tank gun. Unfortunately the 6 Pounder was not ready until April 1942, and by this time the American M4 Sherman was entering mass production. The Ram was no longer needed as a combat tank, but was produced as a training tank. The Ram MkII weighed 29 tons and had armour up to 87mm thick. Powered by a 400bhp Continental R-975 radial, the Ram had a maximum road speed of 40 km/h. The 6 Pounder gun could penetrate 90mm of armour at 1,000 meters, using APCBC ammunition. The early Ram MkII’s had side doors in the hull sides and a machine gun sub-turret, which were eliminated in later versions. Some 2,032 Ram tank were built and were used for training both in Canada and in the UK. A few Ram tanks were used in action as Armoured Observation Post (AOP) and Gun Position Officer (GPO) tanks with the Royal Canadian Artillery regiments. Many Ram’s had their turrets removed and were converted to Ram Kangaroo heavy APC’s, or gun tractors. These being used in N. W. Europe 1944-45. In 1945 Ram tanks were used to equip two Dutch armoured battalions, remaining in service until replaced with Centurion tanks in 1952. The Ram tank was used as the basis of the highly successful Sexton 25 Pdr Self Propelled Gun.

 

ESPAÑOL

En 1940, el gobierno canadiense decidió construir un tanque Cruiser para el ejército canadiense, utilizando piezas del M3 Lee de EE. UU. El primer tanque piloto estaba listo para noviembre de 1941, utilizando todo el casco inferior M3, pero con un nuevo casco superior y torreta. Los primeros 50 tanques fueron designados como Ram MkI y montaron un arma de 2 libras. Sin embargo, la versión de producción principal sería el MkII con un poderoso arma antitanque de 6 libras. Desafortunadamente, el 6 Pounder no estaba listo hasta abril de 1942, y para entonces el estadounidense M4 Sherman estaba entrando en producción en masa. El carnero ya no era necesario como tanque de combate, sino que se producía como tanque de entrenamiento. El Ram MkII pesaba 29 toneladas y tenía una armadura de hasta 87 mm de espesor. Impulsado por un radial Continental R-975 de 400 CV, el Ram tenía una velocidad máxima en carretera de 40 km / h. El arma de 6 Pounder podría penetrar 90 mm de armadura a 1,000 metros, usando municiones APCBC. Los primeros Ram MkII tenían puertas laterales en los costados del casco y una sub-torreta de ametralladoras, que fueron eliminadas en versiones posteriores. Se construyeron unos 2.032 tanques Ram y se utilizaron para entrenamiento tanto en Canadá como en el Reino Unido. Se utilizaron algunos tanques Ram en acción como tanques del Puesto de observación blindado (AOP) y Oficial de posición de armas (GPO) con los regimientos de la artillería canadiense real. A muchos Ram se les quitaron las torretas y se convirtieron en APC pesados ​​de Ram Kangaroo o tractores de armas. Estos se utilizan en el N. W. Europa 1944-45. En 1945, los tanques Ram se utilizaron para equipar dos batallones blindados holandeses, permaneciendo en servicio hasta que se reemplazaron con tanques Centurion en 1952. El tanque Ram se utilizó como base del exitoso cañón autopropulsado Sexton 25 Pdr.


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Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 30 x 20 x 10 cm
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1/35

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AFV, Military

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