1/35 US Armored Personnel Carrier M3A2 Halftrack (Re-Issue)

This is the 1/35 Scale US Armoured Personnel Carrier M3A2 Half Track Plastic Model Kit from the Military Miniature Series by Tamiya. Suitable for Ages 14 & Up.

Tamiya 1/35 US Armored Personnel Carrier M3A2 Halftrack (Re-Issue)
 Tamiya # tam35070
Retail $25.00  SAVE 14% !
Tamiya Item # tam35070
Features :
  • Highly detailed plastic pieces.
  • Nine realistc figures.
  • Plenty of accessory parts.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Illustrated instructions.
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Spotlight Review

"Fine kit"
This is a good kit some trouble puttin' suspension together, one piece tracks too long, the crew are a great lookin plus.

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  • Highly detailed plastic pieces.
  • Nine realistc figures.
  • Plenty of accessory parts.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Illustrated instructions.


  • Tamiya Product Number: 35070


One plastic model

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"One of a series of US Trucks"
Drifted into the kit by price and glad I did. This is one of a series of varieties, this one personnel carrier, another is mortar crew. Reviews says this is an older kit, probably helps with the price, and I would love a full engine variety. Some slightly misaligned parts but nothing that cannot be overcome. It has led me to try the others, but with hindsight I would have planned better and thought of a scenario to create a diorama for them.

"Armored Personnel Carrier M3A2 Halftrack"
I have start off by saying, I loved this kit. Everything about it was fun, the instructions, the halftrack, the figures, etc. One of the figures had a scarf which I painted red. I recommend this kit for everyone. P.S the price is right too. John

"This is a must have kit for your stash "
roblively1982 (Cantonment, Florida)
I know this is an old kit with old molding technology, but it aged well. Tamiya was the top of the heap in quality in the 1970’s I thought. I think these kits hold up. The parts count is about 173 parts for the vehicle, 20 parts for the figures and 40 parts for figure accessories. BUT wait - the instructions are logical and very well thought out. Even a beginner could get a gorgeous outcome with this kit. Further, a modeler could go with a straightforward halftrack with minimal items or really go for the “gypsy caravan” look that all WWII vehicles developed over time. This really isn’t a mix and match kit, being just one version of a halftrack. You can build the mortar crew on the outside of the vehicle, but that was rarely, if ever, done in reality during the war. The mortar was usually fired from the relative safety of the interior of the vehicle and the floor was reinforced to allow such firing. The model comes with a driver who is dressed in mid-war uniform with leggings. I would bet the driver for this one is the same driver for all Tamiya American halftracks. Careful placement of his arms is required, and you must leave the steering wheel off until the driver is in place. The mortar crew is nicely rendered, and they have the double-buckle boots with leather uppers commonly issued in the last stages of the war. You have a loader, helper and phone talker. The Signal Corps Radio can either be in the vehicle or built separately if the crew is outside of the vehicle. If careful painting and weathering techniques are done on the vehicle, it will come out beautifully. It was also a matter of problem-solving that makes modeling so much fun. I cut individual strips of electrical tape (yellow, orange and white) and wrapped them around the cardboard tubing that held the individual rounds in the interior. I think it came out great and worth all the tedium. I know that many have complained about old Tamiya figures, i.e., well done but five-foot-four average height and sort of “chunky.” But, careful painting and weathering can really make them look outstanding. Maybe not DML quality, but the kit ain’t $80 either. VERY VERY recommended


Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please kee away from children 3 years of age and younger.

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