Battlefront – Flames of War WWII – Soviet – Valentine Tank Company

£25.50

1 in stock

Description

Contains five plastic Valentine tanks, one plastic Tank Commander sprue, one Decal sheet and three Unit Cards.

Britain and Canada shipped over 3000 Valentine tanks to the Soviet Union as part of their lend-lease aid. Although the British viewed the Valentine as a heavy infantry-support tank, the Red Army considered it a rather heavy light tank when compared with their own medium and heavy tanks.

The compact Valentine was not fast, but it was well armoured and capable of long marches. It was so well liked that, when the Soviet Union eventually ceased production of light tanks, they continued to request shipments of Valentines to fill their need for light tanks.