Corgi HC51019 USMC M4 Sherman Medium Tank - "Toro", Unidentified Unit, Guam, 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 replica of a M4 Sherman medium tank, nicknamed "Toro," was used by the USMC during their campaign to recapture the island of Guam. Sold Out!
Length: 4.5 inches
Width: 2 inches
Release Date: July 2004
Historical Account: On July 21st, 1944, American forces launched a seaborne invasion to retake the island of Guam. The battle lasted only a few weeks, and the island was officially declared secured on August 10th, 1944. In those weeks, US Marine, Army, and Navy casualties exceeded 7,000. An estimated 18,500 Japanese were killed, and another 8,000 Japanese remained hidden in the jungle refusing to surrender.