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-152a and 650 Light Tank (1937-55)

As I am sure some of you will know my main Dinky passion is the military range of models.

Here is the third and last type of post-war trade box with three Light Tanks.

I will have a couple more things to say about these shortly.

Dave

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Here are two Post-war Light Tanks

The early version with the green baseplate is on the right and the later version with the black baseplate is on the left.

Dave

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What about the rare special presentation box below, Dave?

A wooden tea bags box of course :) , but it made a nice fit when I thought of demonstrating the differences between an early and later pre-war front cog-wheel. The early one (top right) is smooth whereas the later shows details in relief. The two gloss green ones on top are the pre-war examples, the one below is postwar, in deeper matt green. The base is the regular black, but the pre-war tanks have brightly shining green base plates. Look for the front wheel differences:

The Field Artillery Tractor is just a nice filler.

Best regards, Jan

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Jan--That makes for a very nice display cabinet, and a nice size as well! Love those pre-war tanks, with their gloss paint and the markings.....very, very nice indeed.
Terry

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Here is a camouflaged version of the Light Tank 152a. I understand that it was only available in the Mechanized Army Set 156 which was specially produced for the London toy shop Hamleys at Christmas 1940. I have copied a photo of this set from Jacques Dujardins Dinky Encyclopedia CD. This set was never shown in any Dinky catalogue, but only in the Hamleys advertisement - I like the line at the bottom of the page which says "DEEP SHELTER SHOPPING DURING AIR RAIDS"!

Although this example has a lot of paint chips and has replacement chains and a replacement cog wheel the camouflaged version is very hard to find. It still has one of the triangle markings on the side of the turret.  I have one other camouflaged toy which I will post at a later date.

Chris.

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Hello Chris,

Nice to see such a rare Light Tank. It looks like it has seen a battle or two, but I don't think there are many surviving models left out of these rare camouflaged Mechanised Army Sets. Well done for finding one!

Kind regards,

Rob