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  Radio Controlled US M26 Pershing Heavy Tank (1:24 Scale)
Radio Controlled US M26 Pershing Heavy Tank

Unimax Forces of Valor Radio-Controlled US M26 Pershing Heavy Tank




 
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Forces of Valor 424581 Radio Controlled US M26 Pershing Heavy Tank (1:24 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

Early in June 1944, Army commanders expressed a need for a new breed of tank that could mount either a 90mm or 105mm main gun. This request was approved by the Army Staff soon thereafter even though trials of the new T26E1 had already begun back at Fort Knox earlier that year. Unfortunately, the first limited run of procurement vehicles did not occur until December 1944, largely due to in-fighting among the Army brass who were unsure which gun to use. The first twenty T26E3s were finally shipped out to the ETO in January 1945, with some seeing action in western Germany the following month. Full production of the heavy tank began in March 1945 when it proved itself time and again against some of the more formidable German tanks fielded by the Wehrmacht. At the same time the tank was redesignated the M26 Pershing, in honor of WWI General 'Black Jack' Pershing. Total wartime production of the M26 reached 1,436 vehicles with a further 992 tanks produced in late 1945.

Now Forces of Valor has crafted a marvelous 1:24 scale radio-controlled version of the M26 Pershing heavy tank. Now in stock!

Dimensions:
Length: 16 inches

Release Date: December 2010

Historical Account: "Blackjack" - On June 9th, 1944 (D+3), the 2nd Armored Division rolled ashore at Omaha beach. On June 11th, 1944, Combat Command A of the 2nd Armored Division was sent to support elements of the 101st Airborne Division and the 29th Reconnaissance company who had secured a bridge head over the Vire river at Auville-sur-la-Vey. That bridgehead helped secure the beachhead for V Corps. As V Corps began its next phase of operations, the capture of Caumont, the 2nd Armored Division moved into the Ready Reserve for the assault.

Over the next few days, elements of the 2nd Armored Division were dispatched to support various Infantry units as the Allied forces met stiff resistance. Combat Command A was again assigned to suuport the 101st Airborne Division this time in the attack on Carentan. On June 13th, 1944 the coordinated attack had not only secured the town of Carentan, but had driven the defenders over 2 miles from the town.

Their attack prevented an enemy counter-attack which might have split the link between the invading Corps. Now that Carentan was secured, the allied forces were able to enlarge the corridor of communications between Isigny and Carentan.

Over the course of the next year, the 2nd Armored Division continued to support the advancing infantry divisions. The 2nd Armored Division is credited with ensuring success in Northern France, the Ardennes Forest, and helped close the northernt pincer in the Ruhr pocket. When the war ended in 1945, the 2nd Armored Division stood on the banks of the Elbe river at Madgeburg, ready to cross. After V-E day, the 2nd Armored Division reported to Drutte for occupation duty. They were relieved and returned home to Fort Hood Texas in January of 1946.

Features
  • Digital Proportional tank drive -- forward, reverse, regular turning and spins
  • Battle up to six (6) different players or three (3) different teams at the same time
  • Turret rotates up to 330 degrees and can also rotate while tank is running
  • Gun barrel elevates and depresses with a range of approximately 20 degrees
  • Infrared beam enables operators to battle with other tanks on a team basis
  • Independent suspension system enables the vehicle to travel over rough terrain
  • Vehicle can climb up to a 35 degree angle, depending on the surface
  • Emulated chain link design for each tread
  • When the vehicle is "hit", it shakes coupled with a explosive sound
  • Realistic sounds for the engine and movement of the treads
  • When shooting, the tank recoils and makes a realistic firing sound
  • Front light, rear light and power light for different control actions
  • Rod-type transmitter for easy control
  • Auto sleep mode (4 minutes no control motion)
  • Life counting system (vehicle shuts down after 5 hits)
  • Infrared shooting distance not less than 3m (Indoor)
  • Batteries Required: Transmitter: one (1) each 9-Volt, Tank: six (6) each AA, Target: two (2) each AAA (batteries not included)

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.


  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Pershing Tank Evaluation February 8, 2012
Reviewer: Ralph M. from Hamden, CT United States  
My 9th R/C vehicle purchase. Looks and functions as good as the other vehicles I had purchased. My only complaint is the turret turning movement is a little spasmatic. Otherwise everything else is great. Delivery on the next day after ordering!

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US M26 Pershing Tank January 18, 2011
Reviewer: DAN from MERRILL, WI United States  
Again I am very satisfied with the prompt service from "The Motor Pool".  The M26 Pershing RC Tank from Unimax is great!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Very satisfied January 4, 2011
Reviewer: Beth Mitchell from Altoona, PA United States  
I was very satisfied with the purchase and the overall transaction. The only thing I would like improved is the tanks we ordered didn't state they were on back ordered at the time we ordered them. I wish the web site stated that. Now I must say we called and spoke to a rep. and he stated that they would arrive at there dist. center and would be shipped out in the next few days and he was right we rec. them promptly. I would order from them again.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Radio Controlled US M26 Pershing Heavy Tank December 27, 2010
Reviewer: Vincent Rota from Northampton, PA United States  
I bought these two tanks for my two grandsons ages 6 & 8.  They were awesome and both boys had no problem operating and having fun for hours with them.  To say for "14 and older" on the package, however, is misleading. These tanks are so neat I plan to get more for myself, son-in-law and son so we can have a real battle.  Keep up the quality of product.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
rc purchase December 27, 2010
Reviewer: Charles Royer from Goshen, OH United States  
Tank purchased was excellent.

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