An FT-17 tank built by the French in 1917, the "Five of Hearts" was operated by the Americans upon their entrance into the war. The rugged machine — which now sits on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Army — was issued to the 344th Tank Battalion, of which a young George S. Patton was a colonel.
Uniquely featuring its own diorama base (with sandbags and broken wood pieces), this 1/35 scale plastic kit replicating either the "Five of Hearts" or a Chinese tank from 1929 also comes with riveted details, an optional-position driver's hatch, a moveable suspension system, on-vehicle tools and equipment, workable track links, and authentic markings. Assembly required. Skill level 2. Measures approximately 5½" long.