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US M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank - Unidentified Unit, Luxembourg 1944

Corgi US M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank - Unidentified Unit, Luxembourg 1944




 
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Corgi CC51031 US M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank - Unidentified Unit, Luxembourg, 1944 (1:50 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

By all accounts, the M4 Sherman medium tank was regarded 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.

This particular 1:50 scale replica of an US M4A3 Sherman medium tank was attached to an unidentified unit then deployed to Luxembourg in 1944. Pre-order! Ship Date: October 2019.

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

Release Date: ?

Historical Account: "Free at Last" - Luxembourg was liberated by Allied forces in September 1944. Allied tanks entered the capital city on September 10th, 1944, where the Germans retreated without fighting. The Allied advance triggered the resistance to rise up: at Vianden, members of the Luxembourgish resistance fought a much larger German force at the Battle of Vianden Castle. In mid December, the Germans launched the "Ardennes Offensive" in Luxembourg and the Belgian Ardennes. Though the city of Luxembourg remained in Allied hands throughout, much of the north of the country was lost to German forces and had to be liberated again.

Gustav Simon, the Nazi Gauleiter responsible for Moselland and Luxembourg, fled but was captured and imprisoned by the British Army. He committed suicide in an Allied prison. In Luxembourg too, collaborators were imprisoned and tried. Damian Kratzenberg, founder and leader of VdB, was one of those executed for his role.

Two German V-3 cannon with a range of 40 km (25 mi) were used to bombard the city of Luxembourg from December 1944 until February 1945

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

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