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M3 M5 track compatability
slodder
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2002 - 01:13 AM UTC
I am working on Tamiya's M3 light tank kit. I saw an M5's individual tack kit from AFV.
I was wondering if any of you knew if the M5 tracks are compatable with the M3? The kit is AFV's M5 light tank individual track kit (kit = af35020).

Don't want to spend money on a kit that wont fit, cuz then I'd have to spend More money and get an M5 - ohh what a cycle that would be.
ukgeoff
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2002 - 02:44 AM UTC
Slodder

I belive that AVF's other set (#35019) would be more suitable for an M3 Stuart. I've not found any photos showing an M3 using the steel cleat tracks you're asking about, at least not yet.
Kencelot
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2002 - 03:38 AM UTC
The track set you would be better off using is kit # 35019 from AFV Club- like Geoff mentioned. They are designated type T16.

Accurate Armour also has some indi. tracks for the M3 along with ModelKasten.
CaptainJack
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2002 - 03:54 AM UTC
Sorry Ken sir, but the Accurate Armour tracks are Length types, in resin. They are excellent however, and I can recommend them toroughly, having already used them.

Jack
210cav
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2002 - 03:55 AM UTC
Scott--T-16 track. They are great, follow the AFV instructions, fits like a glove and really dresses up the model.
Good Luck!
DJ
slodder
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2002 - 04:00 AM UTC
Thanks Everyone - Definitely pointed me in the right direction!