In October 1942, the M4 tanks which were in service with the British Army went into combat in El Alamein. They named it Sherman after a famous American general. In the second half of 1944, the M4A3 (76) W equipped with M1 series 76mm long barrel high velocity tank gun entered combats. Though its capability in supporting infantry operations was weakened because of the weaker 76mm round brisance, it had much stronger anti-armor capability. When it fired the T4 HVAP ammunition, it could penetrate armor up to 178mm thick at a distance of 1,000m. Even when used the usual M62 APC, it could penetrate armor up to 109mm. That’s enough for penetrating the front hull armor of the German Tiger I heavy tank. By the end of WWII, the M4 Sherman tanks expanded to a large family of various variants. A total of 49,234 M4 tanks were built, making it one of the most produced WWII tanks.
This 1/35 U.S. Medium Tank M4A3 (76) W Sherman model kit features realistic and reliable movable suspension. The key suspension structure is the same as on the same vehicle. High-strength workable tracks with “duckbill” end connectors are included. It also features fairly complete equipment cast numbers and realistic surface details. Fine PE parts and metal cables are provided. Four paint schemes including one for the General Abrams’ Thunderbolt VI are provided.
Length: 206mm Height: 90mm