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  US M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank with 3 Figures - Unidentified Unit, Normandy, 1944 [D-Day Commemorative Packaging] (1:16 Scale)
US M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank with 3 Figures - Unidentified Unit, Normandy, 1944 [D-Day Commemorative Packaging]

Unimax Extreme Metal US M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank with 3 Figures - Unidentified Unit, Normandy, 1944 [D-Day Commemorative Packaging]




 
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Forces of Valor 85007 US M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank with 3 Figures - Unidentified Unit, Normandy, 1944 [D-Day Commemorative Packaging] (1:16 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 the 75mm M3 gun, and sported a larger, more angular turret to house the bigger gun.

This all-new 1:16 scale Sherman tank, comes with a total of three figures and sports removable, imitation sand bags lining the glacis plate. Only 2,500 pieces produced. Due to this product's weight and size, this item does not qualify for free ground shipping. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 14 inches
Width: 7 inches
Height: 7.5 inches

Release Date: September 2008

Historical Account: "Arsenal of Democracy" - The Sherman tank was comparatively fast and maneuverable, mechanically reliable, easy to manufacture and service, and produced in many special-purpose variants, whose capabilities differed greatly. It was effective in the infantry support role.

The Sherman performed well against World War II Japanese tanks, Italian tanks, and the German standard tank of the time, the Panzer IV medium series. However, the typical Sherman was significantly inferior in both armor and armament to the German Tiger heavy tanks, Panther "medium" (heavy by US standards) and some of the tank destroyers fielded by the Germans in 1944.

When the US encountered German tank units containing large numbers of Panther tanks in 1944 high US losses sometimes resulted. However, Panther and Tiger-equipped units frequently suffered defeats.

Shermans defeated heavier tanks by use of superior tactics, or by using upgunned Shermans working with tank destroyers such as the M36 Jackson (with a 90 mm anti-tank gun) and the M18 Hellcat (a mobile, fast tracked vehicle with the same 76 mm gun).

The majority of losses of Shermans were not from battle with other tanks, but rather from mines, aircraft, infantry anti-tank weapons and, on occasion, friendly fire. Although American tanks were less powerful than their German counterparts, US armored forces ultimately triumphed because of numerical superiority, a more consistent supply of fuel and ammunition, and the allied air superiority (with aircraft being the biggest danger to the lines of supply for German tank units).

Nonetheless, the fact that the Sherman tank was significantly inferior to the German Panther has remained a subject of sometimes bitter controversy and recrimination to this day. Sherman crews had been told prior to Normandy that the Sherman was the best tank in the world but this was patently untrue as demonstrated during that campaign. (courtesy: Wikipedia)

Features
  • Real world accessories included
  • Metal tank tracks rolls along the working suspension
  • Turret rotates
  • Main gun elevates and depresses
  • Hatches open
  • Accessories are removable
  • Fully detailed interior
  • Comes with three figures
  • Highly detailed engine compartment (non-removable)
  • Only 2,500 pieces produced
  • Limited edition certificate of authenticity

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 6 Write a review.

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M4A3 Sherman October 9, 2014
Reviewer: William Moore from denton, TX United States  
Better than I expected.

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Great service, fantastic price February 17, 2014
Reviewer: Charles Burke from Whiting, NJ United States  
Great service, quick shipping and a fantastic price on an awesome tank.

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Best M-4 Sherman Tank Model Available! February 12, 2014
Reviewer: Tristan from Fresno, CA United States  
This is an amazing model of the M-4 Sherman tank. Collectors will be impressed with the diecast metal hull, turret, and tracks. The interior is fully detailed with all crew stations, seats, gun breach, machine guns, and many other details. Fully detailed engine as well. Lots of stowage accessories too, crates, canvas rolls, tow cable, logs, and sandbags. The figures are very well detailed but a tad glossy and no articulation. Diorama accessories include barricades and barbedwire.  The tank comes well packed in styrofoam and comes with a certificate of authenticity as well as an information booklet.  If you are a fan of WWII armor and the Sherman tank, you will want to pick this up while they are still around. The Motorpool's $200 price tag on this item is tough to beat!

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1/16th Sherman January 13, 2014
Reviewer: Steve L from Berwick, ME United States  
Very nice product, excellent interior detail, wish I had bought it sooner!

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US M4A3 Sherman Med. Tank with figures and extras. August 8, 2013
Reviewer: Roy L. Swanson from Hastings, MN United States  
I was extremely happy with the tank, having been in the Service a few years ago I like the old equipment. Very realistic.

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