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US M26 Pershing Main Battle Tank - "Fireball," 33rd Armored Regiment, 3rd Armored Division, 1945

Amercom US M26 Pershing Main Battle Tank - "Fireball," 33rd Armored Regiment, 3rd Armored Division, 1945




 
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Amercom ACCS09 US M26 Pershing Main Battle Tank - "Fireball," 33rd Armored Regiment, 3rd Armored Division, 1945 (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

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.

Pictured here is a 1:72 scale replica of a US M26 Pershing heavy tank nicknamed 'Alles Kaput', that was attached to A Company, 18th Tank Battalion, 8th Armored Division, then advancing through Northwest Europe during 1945. Now in stock!

Dimensions:
Length: 4-1/2 inches
Width: 1-1/2 inches

Release Date: April 2014

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Elevating gun
  • Rotating turret
  • Vinyl tracks
  • Accurate markings and insignia

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