M22 Locust Airborne Tank

M22 Locust Airborne Tank


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The Locust was developed specifically in order to support US paratroop operations. With 25mm of frontal armour it was a very light tank which was essential to facilitate transportation and mounted a 37mm gun. Various issues meant that the US did not utilise the Locust in combat operations, but the British did. In October, 1944, 6th Airborne Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment was reorganised and replaced its Tetrarchs with Locusts. A number were deployed in Operation Varsity but only four of the eight tanks actually reached the rendezvous point. One was knocked en route after assisting US paratroopers pinned down by a German anti-tank gun. The model is incredibly detailed and comes with a range of stowage, ammo crates, jerry cans and 1 crew figure. Each weighs 160g for postage charges. Please refer to the Customer Service page (link at the bottom of this page) for postage rates.