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  US Army Oshkosh HETS M1070 A1 with M1000 Trailer and HEMTT - Tri-Color Camouflage (1:50 Scale)
US Army Oshkosh HETS M1070 A1 with M1000 Trailer and HEMTT - Tri-Color  Camouflage

Sword Models US Army Oshkosh HETS M1070 A1 with M1000 Trailer and HEMTT - Tri-Color Camouflage




 
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Product Code: SW1500HC

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Sword SW1500HC US Army Oshkosh HETS M1070 A1 with M1000 Trailer and HEMTT - Tri-Color Camouflage (1:50 Scale) "Construimus, Batuimus." ("We Build, We Fight.")
- Motto of the US Navy Construction Battalion, the 'Seabees'

The Heavy Equipment Transport System (HETS) is a military logistics vehicle used to transport, deploy, and evacuate tanks, armored personnel carriers, self-propelled artillery, and other heavy vehicles. Using HETS saves wear and tear on the tank, and is more cost efficient, as tanks are extremely expensive to run and maintain. Since the tanks do not need to self-deploy to the battlefield, enroute breakdowns are prevented, and more fighting vehicles will be available for combat.

In 1993, the U.S. Army started fielding the M1070 Truck Tractor and the M1000 Heavy Equipment Transporter Semi-trailer. The tractor is produced by Oshkosh Truck, and the trailer is manufactured by Systems & Electronics, Inc. in St. Louis. The HETS transports payloads up to 70 tons - primarily Abrams tanks, but is also used for other large military equipment such as forklifts and various tracked vehicles. It is capable of operating on highways (with permits), secondary roads, and cross-country. This version of HETS has a number of features that significantly improve the mobility and overall performance of the system in a tactical environment. The M1070 tractor has front- and rear-axle steering, a central tire-inflation system, and cab space for six personnel to accommodate the two HETS operators and four tank crewmen. The M1000 semi-trailer has automatically steerable axles and a load-leveling hydraulic suspension. It is air-transportable by both C-5 Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.

Pictured here is a fabulous 1:50 scale US Army Oshkosh HET M1070 A1 with M1000 Trailer and HEMTT set painted in a tri-color camouflage scheme. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
HET:
Length: 7.25 inches
Width: 3 inches
Height: 2.75 inches

TRAILER:
Length: 12.44 inches
Width: 2.8 inches
Height: 2.8 inches

HEMTT:
Length: 8.25 inches
Width: 2.25 inches

Release Date: September 2010

Historical Account: "Constructs" - In December 1941, with U.S. involvement in war soon expected on both oceans, Rear Admiral Ben Moreell, Chief of the Navy's Bureau of Yards and Docks, recommended establishing Naval Construction Battalions (from which the abbreviation C.B. became Seabees). With the attack on Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entrance into the war, he was given the go-ahead. The earliest Seabees were recruited from the civilian construction trades and were placed under the leadership of the Navy's Civil Engineer Corps. Because of the emphasis on experience and skill rather than physical standards, the average age of Seabees during the early days of the war was 37. More than 325,000 men served with the Seabees in World War II, fighting and building on six continents and more than 300 islands. In the Pacific, where most of the construction work was needed, the Seabees landed soon after the Marines and built major airstrips, bridges, roads, gasoline storage tanks, and quonset huts for warehouses, hospitals, and housing.

With the general demobilization following the war, the Construction Battalions were reduced to 3,300 men on active duty by 1950. Between 1949 and 1953, Naval Construction Battalions were organized into two types of units: Amphibious Construction Battalions (ACBs) and Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (NMCBs).

The Korean War saw a call-up of more than 10,000 men. The Seabees landed at Inchon with the assault troops. They fought enormous tides as well as enemy fire and provided causeways within hours of the initial landings. Their action here and at other landings emphasized the role of the Seabees and there was no Seabee demobilization when the truce was declared.

Features
  • Diecast metal construction
  • Individually segmented, free rolling diecast metal tracks
  • Authentic engine detail
  • Fully functional hydraulic front blade
  • Detailed and decorated controls and gauges
  • Accurate markings and insignia

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.


  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Camo HET October 15, 2010
Reviewer: Mark from TX  
Sword Models make fantastiic models. This one really raises the bar. The HET and trailer have details that are breath taking. For the heavy haulage fans this is a must have. Plus, this one comes with a HEMTT load which by itself is a masterpiece. The only reason I bought this version and a camo version is due to TheMotorPools 15% off sale which I have not seen anywhere else. This model is well worth it!!! This Camo version really rocks. I saw one of these in person several years back at Aberdeen Proving Grounds and it was massive and impressive as is the model. Get it!

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