Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 12:58 AM UTC
Bronco Model has three new kits in the works which they have informed Armorama of. These new products are a set of workable tracks for the M48/60, a French Chaffee, and a civilian version of the Topolino all in 1/35th scale.
These new kits from Bronco Model should appeal with the T97E2 workable track links for the M48/60 and M88 ARV most likely catching attention with talk of a Dragon M48 due for release and that kit having DS tracks. Capitalizing on their Chaffee range the French M24 Chaffee during the Indochina War provides a dedicated French tank. The Topolino car in civilian use supplied with a dog and a woman should appeal to the diorama fans and is something I was not expecting.

AB3563 – T97E2 Workable track link set for M48/M60 & M88 ARV
CB35165 - Italian Light Civilian Car ‘Topolino’ Open top with lady and dog
CB35166 – French M24 Chaffee in Indochina War
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I waited for an Indochina's Chaffee. It seems soon i'll have one. Thanks Bronco!
MAY 11, 2013 - 03:29 AM
Because the T-97 track was "live" I actullay prefer using a DS plastic track.With link to link, I would be wary of inopportune sags.
MAY 11, 2013 - 04:46 AM
Be aware that most photos of French "Bisons" in Indochina show them fitted with the all steel track and not the rubber pad track.I only say "most" because I have not found any photos in any of my references that show rubber tracked Bisons, but I can't be sure those photos tell the whole story. Certainly all of the Bisons at Dien Bien Phu were fitted with steel track. I hope that someone passes that note on to Bronco as it would be great to have everything in one box. Paul
MAY 11, 2013 - 05:25 AM
Please check this image. I think this is the photo that was used to make boxart. And there are at least 4 tanks with rubber shoe tracks there. LINK
MAY 11, 2013 - 06:50 AM
At least "Conti" wasn't... : H.P.
MAY 11, 2013 - 07:10 AM
I have purchased my last Bronco tracks. Both pair have disintegrated after painting, with the plastic rods just not holding ANY tension.
MAY 11, 2013 - 07:55 AM
I saw many photos of Indo's Chaffee with tracks+ rubber pad. So not an error from Bronco!
MAY 11, 2013 - 10:23 AM
Please forgive my ignorance but could someone clarify what makes the French Bison unique. I have the Korean War Chaffee from Bronco and intend to build it as a French Bison at DBP. Is that possible or should I relegate it to ebay and get this one. Thanks!
MAY 13, 2013 - 09:47 AM
Ditto It would certainly make an attractive dio with the lady picking up her German Officer after a long day at the Headquarters building in Rome or her Allied beau anywhere in southern Europe during the occupation/liberation.
MAY 21, 2013 - 03:23 AM

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