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  US M5A1 Stuart Light Tank (1:50 Scale)
US M5A1 Stuart Light Tank

Gaso.Line US M5A1 Stuart Light Tank




 
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Product Code: GAS50135M

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Gaso.Line Gas50135M US M5A1 Stuart Light Tank (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

The M5 Stuart light tank made its debut in the invasion of Casablanca in French North Africa. By 1943, and at the time of the invasion of Sicily, the upgraded M5A1 was becoming the standard light tank of the American armored divisions. Because of limited firepower, the M5A1 eventually took on reconnaissance and escort duties in Italy and, after the invasion of Normandy, throughout Europe. In the Pacific theater, the M5A1 made its debut at Roi-Namur in February 1944 and on Saipan later that year. The M5A1 was quite effective against most Japanese armor, even the Japanese Type 97 Chi-Ha medium tank typically used in the Pacific theater. The 37mm main gun, although obsolete in Europe, was found to be effective against lightly skinned Japanese targets. Consequently, many other vehicles carrying the 37mm gun, such as the M8 armored car and M3 anti-tank gun were retained and used in the Pacific theater. Sold Out!

Features
  • Resin construction
  • Rotating turret
  • Elevating gun
  • Accurate markings and insignia

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