And S for the trailer.
The rest of the multimedia parts is a mixture of metal guides, springs, rope, tube, wire and small rubber parts. They tyres are very well moulded with no seam and lots of detail.
There are three transparency sprues dealing with lights and the cab windows. These are really well moulded and clear.
This must be a contender for kit of the year. It is huge, bold and really well detailed – you even have to run the hydraulic and pneumatic lines on the trailer! It is not a kit for the novice, but the average and skilled modeller will have a field day with the amount of detail in here and the temptation to just empty the modelling table with a sweep of the arm and get going is just overwhelming.
Be warned, don’t jump around or skip. It is also useful to join assembly steps together too, but don’t move out of sequence. Study the instructions twice and the again so you understand exactly what you are aiming at and spend time with a paintbrush/airbrush and the sprues first. Think about what the aim is and make sure you get the tractor unit chassis (steps 1&2) flat and square.
The major drawback of this kit is the price, but you are getting 2 kits in one which if they were packaged separately would come out at the same price when bought together.
The drawbacks of this kit are that there is flash (but in reality very little) on some parts and at times the instructions can be a little too complex and not easy to follow which needs time and care to work out. Also there are no drawings showing how to tie a tank down to the trailer (and let’s face it this is why you are getting this isn’t it?). This is where the internet comes in and a search comes up with lots of photos for you to study.
Finally, one thing for you all to consider – The British Army uses these too so you CAN put a Challenger on the back!
More than recommended – you have to get this just for the experience!