Product Spotlight: Master Fighter Turns Back the Hands of Time to Dien Bien Phu

Surplus US armor was used by the French Army in Indochina in an attempt to defeat the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army

“Underestimation of non-conventional units or a guerilla enemy by regular forces is a cardinal military sin.”

– Howard R. Simpson, Dien Bien Phu: The Epic Battle America Forgot

Admittedly, french manufacturer Quarter Kit, makers of the Master Fighter line of 1:48 scale resin military vehicles, tends to lean heavily on the use of french equipment to retell some of the most important armored battles in military history. For instance, while one of their upcoming Chaffee light tanks is based upon a vehicle that served with the US 1st Armored Division during the latter stages of WWII (MF48602US), two are being created to portray french involvement in Indochina during the early 1950s. Due out in May, the first of these replicas portrays a vehicle that entered service in 1953, and comes decked out in a standard factory-fresh olive drab pattern that might have been better suited to Europe (MF48602FR). The second is designed to model a vehicle that helped to defend french interests at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, and comes painted in a more appropriate jungle motif (MF48602IN).

Later on during the First Indochina War, the French Army made a final if fateful stand at Dien Bien Phu, before withdrawing its remaining forces from the region

Master Fighter has announced several new vehicles that are also expected to put in an appearance in late Spring, so we are currently in the process of adding them to our product portfolio.

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