Hello! I would like to show you my latest project. This is A 30 Challenger a very rare tank.
I won't speak about history of development cruiser. All you have to know that A30 was a military necessity, because Cromwell wasn't so good to deal with Tiger and Panther.
So A 30 is a the next step after A27. The hull was lengthened on one roller, rivets and bolts were replaced by welds. Turret was new with more powerful gun.
I have had two kits. A 30 from SKP Model and Cromwell from Tamiya. SKP kith is terrible and inaccurate with a bad plastic,useless resin details. So I have decided to to merge two sets.
What sources of information do we have?
Petr Brojo - Army Wheels in Detail: Challenger A30
P.M.Knight - A30 Challenger Tank A Technical History
One good walkaround from Overloon.
Some photos of abandoned tank somewhere.... Only two tank survived on presnt days.
Some of A30 had on applique armor on hull and turret - it is some kind of late A30 variant. I'd like to build such variant.
I have cutted Tamiya and SKP hulls and combined them. Then I've added some plastic,brass and copper
Now I am working with chassis.