Build the Cobi Blocks Historical Collection Vietnam War M41A3 Walker Bulldog Tank with 625 Pieces Kit!You can build the American M41A3 Walker Bulldog light tank from a set of 625 COBI construction blocks. The model contains elements covered with high-quality pad prints. The design perfectly reflects the original shapes of its historical prototype. Moving wheels and working tracks, opening hatches, access to the block-shaped engine, movable turret and a very characteristic barrel are all featured in this set. Two standard American soldiers figures with accessories guarantee the satisfaction of owning this set!The Bulldog tank with its outpost completes the Vietnam War Collection and is the perfect opponent to the Vietnamese T-54 tanks!The Walker Bulldog is an American light reconnaissance tank that was intended to stand up to the Soviet Cold War tanks. It entered service in 1951, successively replacing the now obsolete M24 Chaffee. It was characterized by good armor and speed. It was armed with 76.2mm M32 gun. Unfortunately, the engine consumed too much fuel and the tracks were extremely noisy which was undoubtedly a disadvantage of this vehicle. A total of 5,500 tanks were produced. The first combat use was in April, 1961 during the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba. Tanks were also found in Vietnam, where the advantage of the Soviet T-54s was felt. In 1965, the US Government sold all it's tanks to South Vietnam and other interested countries.Great addition to any COBI Blocks collection or for the start of a new hobby!COBI Blocks are compatiable with LEGO Blocks.