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  US M7 HMC Priest Self-Propelled Gun - 2nd Armored Division, Sicily, July 1943 (1:72 Scale)
US M7 HMC Priest Self-Propelled Gun - 68th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, Nettuno, Anzio Beachhead, February 1944

Hobby Master US M7 HMC Priest Self-Propelled Gun - 68th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, Nettuno, Anzio Beachhead, February 1944




 
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Hobby Master HG4707 US M7 HMC Priest Self-Propelled Gun - 2nd Armored Division, Sicily, July 1943 (1:72 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

Nicknamed the 'Priest' by British crews because of its pulpit-shaped machine-gun turret at the front, the M7 grew from US experience with howitzers mounted on half-tracked vehicles. The War Department soon realized that a fully tracked carriage was required, and the M3 tank was modified to fill the role. The British received many M7s under the provisions of the Lend-Lease arrangement and first deployed them at the second battle of El Alamein in the summer of 1942. Some measure of their popularity is suggested by the British order for 5,500 to be delivered within one year of their first use. The drawback, at least for Commonwealth forces, was that the howitzer was not standard British issue, and thus required separate supplies of ammunition. Mobile and reliable, the M7 fought to the end of the war and remained in service with several armies as an armored personnel carrier.

This particular 1:72 scale replica of a M7 'Priest' served with the 2nd Armored Division, then deployed to Sicily during July 1943. Special Order!

Dimensions:
Length: 3-1/4 inches
Width: 1-1/2 inches

Release Date: March 2014

Features
  • Plastic construction
  • Elevating gun
  • Working treads
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with acrylic display case

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