Israel flag Cromwell Models CA115 Merk. Mk. III replacement tracks Israel flag


Review Description - click on the pictures to see larger versions
The real thing, the track of a Merkava Mk. III Front side of the Cromwell Models track The rear side of the track Notice the difference in width between the Cromwell track and the Academy Merkava Mk. II track
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General comments:
The Academy tracks are absolutely useless for the Mk. III,  even if you want to build the prototype, and should always be replaced, as they are (correct) tracks for the Merkava Mk. II. This is another of the major errors in the Academy kit. My only reservation regarding the Cromwell Models tracks are the moulding material. The resin is not moulded as sharp as metal could have been moulded. Other than that, they are good value for money at 14.50 (Oct. 00). I have yet to put them together, so I have no comments on how easy they are to build. The shape of the track is 100%, as can be seen when comparing the photos above. Regarding the size, then they look right. I don't know the actual width of the real track, but it can be seen, when comparing photos of the Mk. II track, and the Mk. III track, that the Mk. III track is somewhat wider than the Mk. II track. The Cromwell tracks reflect this difference.

The picture of the real Merkava Mk. III track is from the Verlinden Warmachines N. 11 Merkava Mk. II/III.
 
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