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  US M4A1 Sherman Medium Tank - No. 12, B Company, 13th Tank Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Italy, 1944 (1:48 Scale)
US M4A1 Sherman Medium Tank - No. 12, B Company, 13th Tank Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Italy, 1944

Tamiya Masterworks US M4A1 Sherman Medium Tank - No. 12, B Company, 13th Tank Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Italy, 1944




 
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Tamiya TAM26519 US M4A1 Sherman Medium Tank - No. 12, B Company, 13th Tank Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Italy, 1944 (1:48 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 M4A3 was fitted with a long-barrel M1A1 76mm gun, which replaced the shorter and less effective 75mm gun, and sported a larger, more angular turret to house the bigger gun. In addition, the slope of the M4A3's frontal armor was changed to 47-degrees to increase frontal protection and simplify the production process.

With approximately 6,000 units produced during WWII, the U.S. Army's series of M4A1 Sherman tanks were one of the driving forces behind Allied victory. The M4A1 early production model featured a rounded shaped hull, 3-piece gear housing and cylindrical air cleaner. This particular tank was attached to B Company, 13th Tank Battalion, 1st Armored Division, then deployed to Italy during 1944. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 4-3/4 inches
Width: 2 inches

Release Date: November 2006

Features
  • Fully assembled 1:48 scale late version U.S. M4A1 Sherman Tank
  • Die-cast lower hull adds weight and realism.
  • Use of weathering effect gives tank ultra-realistic appearance.
  • Paint scheme: Olive drab base with red brown camouflage.
  • Realistic markings depict Tank No. 12, of the 13th Tank Bn., 1st Armored Division "Old Ironsides."
  • Includes special display base with nameplate.

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