The Tank, Heavy, TOG 2 was a prototype British super-heavy tank design produced in the early part of the Second World War in case the battlefields of northern France turned into a morass of mud, trenches and craters as had happened during the First World War. In the end it never went into production, but as part of the Flames of War Mid-War Monsters range you can buy it and use it in alternate history games.
The Flames of War boxed set contains three of these monsters. The hulls are quite plain in comparison to other tanks in the FoW range, however that is much more down to the actual design of the tank.
The tracks are two metal castings for each side. The turret is the same one that was eventually used on the Challenger A30, it was from a design perspective easier to use what was developed for the TOG2 then design a completely new turret for the Challenger in the time they had available and with limited resources.
Having cleaned up the castings I glued the models together. There aren’t too many parts so they went together quite easily.
There is very little extra stuff on these models, and unlike other Flames of War boxed sets these are three identical castings and not individual ones as say you find with the Panther boxed set.
One of the models I built with the commander out of his hatch.
Here are the three models built.
These are very BIG tanks and will look very impressive on the battlefield.
I do hope that we see future “monsters” for Flames of War, there are some nice concepts and ideas out there for both Early-War and Late-War, though I have a hunch that these did not sell as well as expected.
See the workbench feature on these huge tanks.
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