New Release: A7V Heavy Tank

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Special Offer:

Buy the A7V Tank by November 27th and get free shipping on your entire order*

*Within the USA free shipping means delivery by the United States Postal Service using First Class Mail (packages up to 8 ounces) and Priority Mail (packages over 8 ounces). Select Countries: Free Economy Mail delivery (4-8 weeks) is also being offered to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Luxemburg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

About the A7V

The A7V was a heavy tank initially introduced by Germany in 1918 during World War I. They were used in action from March to October 1918, and were the only tanks produced by Germany in World War I to be used in combat.  Project plans for creating this early tank were bold – a mass of around 30 tons, and capabilities of crossing ditches up to 1.5 meters wide, and having an armament including cannon at the front, as well as 6 machine guns, two per side and two on the rear.

Top speeds of the A7V were capped at 12km/h, and the running gear was based on the Holt tractor. The first prototype was completed and tested on April 30th, 1917.  A wooden mockup of a final version was completed and demonstrated in May 1917.  The most common machine guns used in this tank were the MG08. Two people were assigned to the tank – the commander and driver. The remaining crew were pulled from numerous other units, often based on machine-gun operation skills.

Specifications

  • Weight: 33 tons (36 tons battle weight)
  • Crew: 12-18
  • Armor – hull: Front 30mm, rear and sides: 15mm, top: 6mm
  • Main armament: 57 mm gun + 6x MG08 machine guns
  • Engine: 2x Daimler-Benz 4 cylinder w/ 200 hp total
  • Transmission: Adler gearboxes and differentials
  • Suspension: Holt track, vertical springs
  • Speed: 15 km/h on roads; 4 mph cross-country

Additional information about this Brickmania custom building kit:

The A7V Tank comes with the following features

Double wide Brickmania Track Links(tm)

  • 1 Brickmania custom printed tank commander
  • 22 opening doors, hatches & panels
  • 4 BrickArms Kar98
  • 6 shells with primers
  • 1 57mm barrel
  • 6 MG08 machine guns with ammo belts
  • 6 custom printed parts
  • 6 Working bogies
  • Traversing main gun
  • Will fit 10-14 mini-figures!
  • Large space in undercarriage for motorizing!

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

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