Another exceptional and unusual kit from Amusing Hobby. See the excellent kit review from The Modelling News here.
ARL-44 in history:
The design of the ARL-44 tank was born during the years of German occupation, through clandestine schemes and the work of a Vichy France secret organization, the CDM (Camouflage du Matériel). The goal was to prepare the future production of a 30-ton tank armed with a high-velocity 75 mm, possibly the APX model previously used on the ARL-40. The Germans asked engineers at the French tank producing firms Hotchkiss and Somua to build a tracked vehicle that could remove snow from Luftwaffe airfields and Kriegsmarine ports. Under the pretence of building this vehicle, the engineers worked on a new tank design for use after the war. This would later become the ARL-44.