Wednesday, 19 August 2009

The Conqueror by Tom Willoughby

The Conqueror was designed at the end of WWII to counter the Soviet JS IS-3. It was the last heavy tank designed for the British Army when the Tiger was still in the Royal Tank Regiment's collective memory. It was the first British tank to mount a 120mm gun.

The tank was heavily armoured and heavy with overstressed mechanicals so it was unreliable. It was suprisingly manouvrable in the field. It mounted a rotatabe target selecting cupula for the commander, a feature not seen again on western tanks until the Abrams and Challenger II.

The army lost interest in the Conqueror when it was clear that the contemperary Centurion was endlessly upgradable.



  1. thomas Willoughby23 August 2009 at 01:00

    This was the accurate armour kit. All resin with a scratch built bustle rack. It was one of my favorites.

    Tom Willoughby