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6 Jan 2020

12mm Marksman Tanks from Butlers Printed Models

One tank with Marksman turret. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

The Marksman turret has only been in service in Finland as the ItPsv 90 (a T55AM hull) and possibly on a Leopard 2.  However it was offered and prototypes created of the turret mounted on many different hulls.  Consequently we are offering the Marksman turret on 8 different hulls.  From the limited information available we have identified four slightly different turrets with two different radar on these eight vehicles.

Marksman is a British short range air defense system developed by Marconi, consisting of a turret, a Marconi Series 400 radar and two Swiss Oerlikon 35mm anti-aircraft auto cannons. It is similar to the German Gepard system in terms of engine performance, ammunition carried and effective range of the ammunition.

The turret can be adapted to many basic tank chassis to create a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun. The only known major operator of the system to date is the Finnish Army, which ordered 7 units in 1990. The turrets were fitted on Polish T-55AM tank chassis. The system is known as the ItPsv 90 in Finnish service (Ilmatorjuntapanssarivaunu 90, Anti-Aircraft tank 90, the number being the year the tank entered service). It is considered a very accurate anti-aircraft artillery system, having a documented hit percentage of 52.44%.

In 2010, the Marksman systems in service in Finland were moved to war-time storage. In 2015 work began to install the system on the Leopard 2A4 chassis in order to make up for the loss of mobile anti-aircraft coverage when the Marksman was originally retired. The new Leopard 2 Marksman was scheduled to enter service in 2016.

Marksman tanks available:
Centurion Mk5
Challenger 1
Chieftain
T55AM - the Finnish ItPsv 90
Leopard 1
Leopard 2
M48 Patton
T55

Marksman Tanks

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Pictures shown are for 15mm models

All models supplied unpainted, unbased and without crew (figures)

3D printed to order

Butlers Printed Models

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