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US M4A3(75) Sherman Medium Tank with VVSS Suspension [Bonus Ford GAA V-8 Engine]

Forces of Valor US M4A3(75) Sherman Medium Tank with VVSS Suspension Bonus Ford GAA V-8 Engine]




 
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Forces of Valor FOV801020A US M4A3(75) Sherman Medium Tank with VVSS Suspension [Bonus Ford GAA V-8 Engine] (1:32 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.

This particular 1:32 scale diecast replica of the famed US M4A3(75) Sherman medium tank with VVSS suspension. Comes with bonus Ford GAA V-8 engine. Pre-order! Ship Date: 2020.

Dimensions:
Length: 7-1/2-inches
Width: 3-1/2-inches

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Historical Account: "VVSS" - The vertical volute spring suspension system is a type of vehicle suspension system. This type of the suspension system was mainly fitted on US and Italian tanks and armored fighting vehicles starting from throughout the 1930s up until after the end of the Second World War in 1945.

During the 1930s, many innovations in the components of light tanks would make US tanks considerably reliable. These included rubber-bushed tracks, rear mounted radial engines and the vertical volute spring suspension.

A volute spring is a compression spring in the form of a cone (a volute). Under compression the coils slide over each other, affording longer travel. The result is more stable and powerful than any leaf, coil, or torsion bar spring in the same volume. Mounted vertically in a road wheel bogie for a pair of road wheels in a tank made a very compact unit.

The Rock Island Arsenal produced a small tank for the cavalry which used vertical volute spring suspension instead of leaf spring suspension. Standardized as the M1 Combat Car, it entered service with the US Army in 1937. The design was used in the M2 light tank and subsequent Stuart tank series. Design features of the Stuart were scaled up for use in the first M2 medium tanks which would evolve into the more successful M3 Lee and M4 Sherman, all using the VVSS.

Features
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction
  • Comes with commander figure
  • Tank tracks roll along the working suspension
  • Rotating turret and elevating gun
  • The hatches open and the accessories can be removed
  • Comes with bonus Ford GAA V-8 engine
  • Comes with decorative base

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