Warrior Mechanised Combat Vehicle

£12.90
A10
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This is an un-assembled 1/152nd scale model kit of a Warrior that measures 42mm long, 21mm wide, and is 19mm high. It weighs 38g and consists of 10 parts that are made of lead-free pewter alloy.

In Service - 1987 through to the present.

Warrior is used to carry an Infantry Section in the Armoured Infantry Battalions of the British Army. It is armed with a 30mm cannon and a co-axial 7.62mm chain gun. It first came in to operational service in mid 1988 with the 1st Bn, Grenadier Guards, largely replacing the FV432 in the role of carrying infantry (although a new Mk.3 version of the FV432, known as Bulldog, is being used to carry infantry again).

The model depicts the standard version of Warrior as initially produced, with a full set of side skirts fitted over the tracks. It was used in this form by the British Army in the UK and in Germany during the 1990s, painted light olive green with a black disruptive pattern. These vehicles were carried on Warwells on the UK rail network going to and from annual live firing at the Castlemartin Ranges in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, and to and from exercises on Salisbury Plain. They were carried without any of the additional armour as they were only just within the loading width for UK railways. Warrior is also used in the UK at the Combined Arms Training Centre in Warminster on Salisbury Plain as an Opposing Forces (OPFOR )vehicle in green and sand markings. A similar colour scheme is also used on the Warriors at the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) in Canada, although there the green seems to be a slightly darker olive green.