This vehicle has a strong claim to be the best main battle tank the British have ever produced. Starting with the prototype vehicles built in 1945, it served with the British Army in Korea, the Australians in Vietnam, the Indians in Kashmir and the Israelis in the Middle East   . Also, it proved to be a good platform for special variants, such as the British AVRE (Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers) or BARV (Beach armoured recovery vehicle) or the even more exotic Israeli APCs Nagmachon and Nagpadon.
The present kit builds into either a Mk.5/2 or Mk.6 (which has an extra armoured plate on the front glacis) . I went with the latter.