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  US M4A3E8 Sherman Medium Tank - Normandy, 1944 (1:30 Scale)
US M4A3E8 Sherman Medium Tank -  Normandy, 1944

The Collectors Showcase US M4A3E8 Sherman Medium Tank - Normandy, 1944




 
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Collectors Showcase CS00459 US M4A3E8 Sherman Medium Tank - Normandy, 1944 (1:30 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 1:30 scale replica of a US M4A3E8 Sherman tank has been painted in the US Army's standard olive drab color scheme. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 8-1/2 inches
Width: 4 inches

Release Date: November 2010

Historical Account: "Old Blood and Guts" - George Smith Patton Jr. (November 11th, 1885 - December 21st, 1945) was a leading US Army general in World War II. In his 36-year Army career, he was an advocate of armored warfare and commanded major units of North Africa, Sicily, and the European Theater of Operations. Many have viewed Patton as a pure, ruthless and ferocious warrior, known by the nickname "Old Blood and Guts", a name given to him after a reporter misquoted his statement that it takes blood and brains to win a war. But history has left the image of a brilliant military leader whose record was also marred by insubordination and some periods of apparent instability.

Features
  • Diecast metal and polystone construction
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with thrown track option and damaged turret
  • Comes with crewmen

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Great Product January 9, 2011
Reviewer: Clifford Flores from Milpitas, CA United States  
Great model. This time the box did not come apart. I still feel manufacturer should include instructions for placement of optional accessories.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Easy Eight December 1, 2010
Reviewer: Mark G. from Watauga, TX United States  
Overall a great tank.  Some of the accessories seem small to me, for instance the gas can and 50 cal gun.  The tank has a pleasing heft to it.

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