Corgi US51011 US M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank with Exhaust Vents - Company A, Omaha Beach, Normandy, 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 tank was used during the D-Day invasion and is equipped with specially designed exhaust vents so it could ford beaches. Sold Out!
Length: 4.5 inches
Width: 2 inches
Release Date: April 2004
Historical Account: "H-Hour" - This Sherman from Company A landed at H-Hour (0630) on the Easy Red sector of Omaha Beach. The markings on these tanks were very simple, with no white stars or bumper identification. One the tank name beginning in the company letter, the serials numbers and stenciled data plate with shipping information were visible. Some of the tanks had their vehicle numbers painted on the upper and lower portions of the deep wading trunk. It is known that Tanks 9 and 10 made it ashore.