Tanks, a mounted gun on tracks and will travel and this is my collection so far.
Above Centurions made by Dinky, Matchbox, Corgi all UK, WT 306 Tin Toys Hong Kong, Zelmax T 410 Hong Kong, Benbros UK, Kemlows UK, Uniborn 402, MT 1003 Larami Co Hong Kong, are just some of the tanks above with a couple of Made in China generic ones like Army Force, Military Machines that could have been made by Yat Ming generics,
I have always liked the look of the British Centurion Tank, ever since I laid eyes on them when a small child at a car show in Melbourne Exhibition Buildings, so so long ago in the 1950's. This huge steel monster captured my mind and the collection started with a Matchbox Centurion complete with the Mighty Antar tank transporter and the Dinky in the early 1960's. So many toy manufactures have copied the Dinky design of the Centurion in plastic/die-cast over the years because of its popularity. Just like the plastic one on the top LH side of the picture. The M60 would be a close photo finish in this particular toy popularity.
British Chieftain main battle tank or MBT's from the LH top Dinky, Corgi, Imex, Matchbox, Motor Force Hong Kong and two other generics from China and last on the bottom LH side Tin Toys WT in the small scale.
From LH, British Scorpion by Crescent and Dinky's Scorpion and Alvis, striker.
From LH Lepard by Siku made in Germany. Next is Larami Co MT 1002 Hong Kong version of the king Tiger followed by a Matchbox look alike. Imex Panza and King Tiger, Uniborn Hong Kong.
German Leopard 1 by Dinky and the other is by Imex.
LH top Russian made tank destroyer SU-100, Corgi, Uniborn SU-100, and the blue one in-front is a Mandico made in Singapore. No T-707 Charrusse.
Top LH this is probably made in China and is a plastic pull back type. Corgi Tiger 1, Tin Toys No WT 308 PZKPFW 111 Hong Kong, Dinky/Matchbox Panzer IV FI, Tin Toys Tiger 1 No WT 227 smaller scale, Imex Panzer IV No 3110.
Matchbox Abrams, Yatming on the bottom LH side while the two on the bottom RH side are plastic have no names and are made in China.
Shermans rear all matcboxes. Two on the left front are Yat Mings under the banner of Road Toughs and the last is a Zylmax.
Yatming M36 Jackson No 1101 and Army Force on blister pack made in China.
Uniborn M60, two China look alike Army Force on blister pack, Zylmax Patton T412, Imex M60, Hot Wheels look alike, Motor Force M48 Patton, and another Uniborn M60.
Imex No 3103 T-10 JS III, Imex No 3112 T-51 Medium Tank , MT 1004 Larami Co T-10 JS III made in Hong Kong.
Imex No 3105 AMX 30 Napoleon, Matchbox Bradley, Zylmax Churchill.
Macro Galoob and a Majorette sonic blasters. Two pencil sharpeners could be M-24 Chaffee, and the other look alike Sherman both made in Hong Kong.
Three Victory Tanks made in Australia..
Dinky 155 mm Self Propelled Gun (SPG) and three Matchbox Battle Kings 155 mm SPG.
Matcbox SPG self propel guns at the rear and LH front is the new Yat Ming Road Toughs Gepard Anti Aircraft gun also WOW Toyz used the same die. No 1505 which is the same body under the Abrams of the same brand name Road Toughs. Next to it is just another Made in China no name. The little tank is the Sheridan by WT 551 made in Hong Kong. Unknown snow plow been repainted in cam colours. Last is the Hot Wheels APC.
Corgi AMX 30D Recovery tank and the other is the Dinky Leopard Recovery tank. Up the RAEME.
Imex Sheridan and Matchbox. Oops someone shot off the commander's head.
Two Corgi Fighting Machines LH Churchill and the other M48-A3 Patton Vietnam era. The Australian First Armored had their Centurions there as well.
The lead WW1 tank is one of those two dimensional types with a new coat of paint.
Elephant tanks; Cando Maus and E100, although these two tanks never made it to battle before wars end. The Allies stated that they would have never made it to the front line, while the Elephant Sd.Kfz.184 in the front did make it to the Eastern Front only to sink into the mud by being far to slow and heavy.
T 308 Buddy L , Middle anyone's guess. Nasta (New York) made in Hong Kong.
Two made in China Challenger and another Tiger.
Maisto Abrams and Bradely look alikes. Centurion China although in a Street Machine box so it could have been made by Yat Ming. Merkava MK 1 Street Machines.
In this picture some of the plastic tanks that are popular with the war gamers. The littlest tank is made in Hong Kong while the rest are made in China, being Chieftan, T-10, Merkava, and M-60.
Remote control Abrams with electronic sounds although still runs has been sitting out in the workshop collecting dust.
Motorised plastic Sherman and runs on batters.
Yes I nearly forgot about the Matchbox Battle Kings M 48 A2 in two different colours. If anyone is interested I have a blog on Tank Transporters on Toy Collector so just do a search and you will find it.
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