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  British M4A2 Sherman Mk.III Medium Tank - Major Allan Grant, 3rd County of London Yeomanry, Sicily, July 1943 (1:72 Scale)
British M4A2 Sherman Mk.III Medium Tank - 3rd County of London Yeomanry, Sicily, July 1943

Dragon British M4A2 Sherman Mk.III Medium Tank - Major Allan Grant, 3rd County of London Yeomanry, Sicily, July 1943




 
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Dragon DRA60309 British M4A2 Sherman Mk.III Medium Tank - Major Allan Grant, 3rd County of London Yeomanry, Sicily, July 1943 (1:72 Scale) "The only way you can win a war is to attack and keep on attacking, and after you have done that, keep attacking some more."
- General George S. Patton Jr., January 1945

The M4 Sherman medium tank was regarded by many as the workhorse of the US Army during World War II. In fact, virtually all of the Allied armies employed the Sherman in their armed forces, including the British, who developed an upgunned variant called the "Firefly". Eleven different US plants manufactured six basic models of the Sherman, and by June 1944 over 49,234 battle-ready vehicles had been produced. While it was no match for the German Panther or Tiger tanks, the Sherman soldiered on, using its weight in numbers to wrest control of Europe from the Wehrmacht.

The Sherman was widely used by British troops in WWII, with its first combat debut being in the North African campaign. While the most common variant was the Sherman V (M4A4 in American nomenclature), the second most common was the diesel-engine Sherman III (M4A2). Dragon Armor has released another fine miniature of a Sherman III serving with A Squadron of the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry. The tank is finished in a typical Mediterranean scheme of light mud and black paint. This particular scheme was officially introduced to all Middle East Command units in April 1943.

The model vehicle is accurately detailed and is manufactured according to Dragon Armor's strict quality control standards. This British subject is an interesting one for this particular tank belonged to the regiment's second-in-command, Major Allan Grant. The Major took over command of the regiment when the CO was killed by a sniper at Plimisole Bridge on July 17th. The accurately depicted markings on the model include the brigade's famous Black Jerboa formation badge. This release is a very welcome addition to the Dragon Armor series, for this Sherman is adorned in a more colorful camouflage scheme than was commonly found in other theaters such as Northwest Europe. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 3.25 inches
Width: 1.5 inches

Release Date: October 2007

Historical Account: "Club Med" - The Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) was originally called the North African Theater of Operations (NATO) and is an American term for the conflict that took place between the Allies and Axis Powers in North Africa and Italy during World War II. US operations in the theater began with of the Allied Expeditionary Force, which landed on the beaches of northwest Africa on November 8th, 1942, in Operation Torch. They ended in the Italian Alps some 31 months later with the German surrender in May 1945.

Features
  • Open window display packaging
  • Highly popular and collectible item
  • True to 1:72 scale
  • Fully accurate mold
  • Realistic paint scheme
  • Fully assembled
  • Historically accurate markings and insignia
  • Includes protective display case

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