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    Posted 4 years ago

    fortapache
    (2752 items)

    The Full name of the model is M-3 Thorneycroft Antar, Sankey 50 Ton Tank Transporter & Centurion Tank Mark III. The M-3 is the Matchbox catalog designation. This model was sold from 1959-1966 and was part of the Major Pack series. Major Pack vehicles tended to be in scale with regular Matchbox models but were larger. But then there was the combine harvester. It was confusing they dropped the Major Packs in 1967 and the surviving vehicles went into the King Size line. This one was too small for the King Size line and went extinct.
    It could just be me but it seems a truck and trailer with a tank on it is one of the coolest things ever. As can be seen the tank can be separated from the transporter. Tanks can be rough on roads and to avoid unneeded wear and tear on the tank transporters like these are used. Also used for broken down vehicles. Dragging a 50 ton tow truck can be rough on everything.
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    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      That's a really cool set fortapache!!
    2. boris55 boris55, 4 years ago
      I have one the same I found on the local tip, Just the tracks from the tank are missing.
    3. purvis purvis, 4 years ago
      Love it !!
    4. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much nutsabotas6.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Scott.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much boris55. The tracks are rubber and tend to dry rot away.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      And thank you very much purvis.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      vetraio50
      Caperkid
      elanski
      nutsabotas6
      Newfld
      jscott0363
      boris55
      purvis
      officialfuel
      TheGateKeeper
      Brunswick
      SEAN68
    9. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      Johnsmith
      buckethead
      Windwalker
      TassieDevil
    10. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      gargoylecollector
      iggy
      PhilDMorris
      Lata
    11. roddyq roddyq, 4 years ago
      Great condition!!
    12. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 4 years ago
      I've always liked the Centurion, i had the Aurora model when I was a kid. Beautiful set!
    13. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much roddyq.
    14. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Toyrebel. I am a big fan of Aurora kits.
    15. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      burtmacklin
      Lata
      roddyq
      dlpetersen
      SEAN68
    16. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      mikelv85
      betweenthelens
    17. Plane_Old_Crazy, 10 months ago
      The centurion has gone AWOL, but my Antar is still sitting pretty and transporting a much newer Matchbox Abrams. :-)
    18. fortapache fortapache, 9 months ago
      Thank you very much Plame Old Crazy. Glad you got an Abrams for your dragon wagon.

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