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M40 GUN MOTOR CARRIAGE 1/35 KIT Tamiya (35351)


MSRP: $84.99
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Military Conflict:
Korean War

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  • Dimensions of built kit are 12" long, 3.5" wide and 3" tall
  • Rear spade is a moving part, and the rear gate can be assembled up or down.
  • Clear parts recreate light lenses and sights on twin commander and radio operator cupolas
  • T80 tracks are faithfully rendered by belt-type parts
  • Photo-etched engine grille parts give a crisp finish
  • Comes with no less than 8 figures, plus 2 Korean War marking options.
This is an assembly model of the U.S. Self-Propelled 155mm M40. It is a never before seen subject in the Tamiya line-up of 1/35 scale models. The kit uses all new tooling with the exception of the suspension parts as they are from the M4A3E8 Sherman "Easy Eight" model kit. The M40 was a significant step in U.S. Army artillery mechanization, pairing the M1 155mm gun with the proven M4 Sherman chassis. Armor was light given its intended use as a long range weapon (they were effective up to 23.5km) away from the front line, while the layout was changed from the M4 to allow a big fighting compartment at the rear to accommodate the big gun. It was fitted with smooth horizontal volute spring suspension (HVSS). Over 400 were produced before the end of WWII; although they never fought in the conflict, one example of their T83 prototype did. The M40 served in the Korean War, and was eventually replaced by the M53