Mirage Hobby

Stuart Mk.VI

M5A1 (Late)

Kit : # 726089

Review by Henk Timmerman HenkofHolland
edited by Marc Mercier

The M5A1 Light Tank is another variant of the M3 / M5 Light Tank family.
The kit comes in the traditional sized Mirage carton box. Some of the sprues (e.g. suspension, lower hull, etc... ) are identical to the ones in the other M3 / M5 kits. The most important differences between the variants are modifications or changes in upper hull and/or turret areas.
Most of the hatches on the hull and turret are opened, which is a nice touch.

The Mirage M3 / M5 family of US light tanks itself has already been reviewed many times, so I will refer for more information and/or comments, to these pages :

Kit 72670 M3 US Light Tank early – Comparison between Mirage, Hasegawa & Matchbox M3 variants by Stephen Brezinski :

Kit 87216 M3 "STUART MARK I" (HONEY) – preview by Volker Helms on IPMS Deutschland website :

Kit 72674 M3A1 Diesel "Kuybishev" – preview by Volker Helms on IPMS Deutschland website :

Kit 72676 M3A3 "Liberation of Paris" – preview by Mike Drobrzelecki on Armorama website :

Kit 72677 M5 US light tank – preview by Kenneth Overby : http://www.onthewaymodels.com/reviews/Mirage/KOverby_Mirage_M5_preview.htm

Mirage page on Henk of Holland website : http://henk.fox3000.com/Mirage.htm





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Article Last Updated: 22 October 2016