The need to protect the armoured units from the enemy aircraft, pushed the English army to develop the Crusader, equipped with a Bofors 40mm cannon, using the hulls of the Crusader armoured tank, considered out-dated at the end of 1943. The cannon was placed in a tower with armoured plating able to assure the necessary protection to the gunners.
The Crusader AA was distributed to the air detachments for the protection of the control units at the end of 1943. Some detachments were used during the French invasion following the landing in Normandy, but due to the air superiority of the allies, the German air threats proved ineffective, therefore the use of this anti-aircraft vehicle was very limited.
The Italeri range of kits are manufactured from tough styrene plastic and provide a high level of scale detail.
Material: Styrene Plastic
Please Note: Paints, adhesives and cutting tools are not included.