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Republic of China (Taiwanese) M60A3 Patton Medium Tank - Taiwanese Marine Corps

Hobby Master Republic of China (Taiwanese) M60A3 Patton Medium Tank - Taiwanese Marine Corps




 
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Hobby Master HG5611 Republic of China (Taiwanese) M60A3 Patton Medium Tank - Taiwanese Marine Corps (1:72 Scale) "Old soldiers never die; they just fade away. And like the old soldier of that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away - an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Good-bye."
- General Douglas MacArthur, making a farewell address to Congress after being sacked by President Harry S. Truman

Development of the American M60 series of tanks began in 1956 following a decision to create an improved version of the M48 'Patton' tank. Built by General Dynamics, the M60 entered service in 1960, but was quickly superseded by the A1 to A3 versions. Over 15,000 vehicles have been produced, many of which are still serving in the armies of 22 countries. The M60 has been continuously advanced and upgraded with advanced weapon control, ammunition, applique armour, and increasingly powerful engines. The M60 series main battle tanks of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the US were deployed in Operation: Desert Storm in 1991 during the Gulf Crisis.

The M60A1 with a new turret, thicker armor, and a new ammunition stowage system, was manufactured from 1962 to 1980. The M60A2, fitted with a new turret mounting a 152mm gun and missile launcher, was halted in the mid-70's and development and production effort was instead diverted to the highly successful M60A3, which incorporated improvements to the gun fire control system. The M60A3 entered service with the US Army in 1978 and is still being used by several National Guards units. Although General Dynamics' Land Systems Division has ceased production of the tank, it continues to provide fleet management support to the US Army Tank Automotive Command and to user countries world-wide.

Pictured here is a 1:72 scale replica of a Republic of China Marine Corps M60A3 Patton medium tank. Now in stock!

Dimensions:
Length: 5-1/2-inches
Width: 2-inches

Release Date: March 2020

Historical Account: "Forever Loyalty" - The Republic of China Marine Corps, also officially called the Chinese Marine Corps, is the amphibious arm of the Republic of China Navy (ROCN) responsible for amphibious combat, counter-landing and reinforcement of the main island of Taiwan, Kinmen, and the Matsu Islands, and defense of ROCN facilities, also functioning as a rapid reaction force and a strategic reserve capable of amphibious assaults.

The ROCMC is considered an elite force within the ROC Armed Forces and is well-known for its "Road to Heaven" stage in its 10-week amphibious training program. The ROC Marine Corps' official motto is (Forever Loyalty), modeled after the USMC's "Semper Fidelis". The ROC Marines trains with the USMC though these are generally classified, unofficial, or officially considers either side as "observers."
Features
  • Plastic construction
  • Rotating turret
  • Elevating gun
  • Static tracks
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Acrylic display case

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