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1/35 Israeli Tank M51 Super Sherman


Manufactured by: Tamiya Models

SKU: TM 35323
Price: AU$68.95
AU$62.50

US$50.30;  €42.05
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    Product Description
    This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

    During the 1960's, the Israeli Ordnance Corps upgraded their M4A1 Sherman tanks by equipping them with the powerful French 105mm CN-105-F1 tank gun and they were redesignated as M51s. The larger gun meant a muzzle brake was installed to minimize the greater recoil effect and a counterweight was fitted to the rear of the turret. The 460hp diesel engine and the combination of the Horizontal Volute Spring Suspension (HVSS) and wider T80 tracks gave the M51 improved mobility. During the Six-Day War in 1967, the M51s were used against newer T-54/55 tanks as well as JS-3 tanks from Egyptian, Iraqi, and Syrian armies. The M51's 105mm gun could take on these adversaries by using HEAT ammunition. After the war, these M51s continued to serve with distinction until they were finally retired in the early 1980s.
    Scale 1/35
    Construction type Assembly kit
    Photo-etch parts Not included
    Decals Included
    Special feature 1 All New Tooling.
    Special feature 2 Length: 257mm, Width: 86mm.
    Special feature 3 Includes 105mm gun detail.
    Special feature 4 Turret and upper hull feature realistic cast metal surface texture.
    Special feature 5 The lower hull details and the HVSS suspension are precisely rendered.
    Special feature 6 Belt-type tracks realistically reproduce the T80 tracks.
    Special feature 7 Jerry can and tool accessories provided.
    Special feature 8 1 commander and 1 loader torso figures and 3 types of markings included.

    • Manufactured by: Tamiya Models
    • SKU: TM 35323
    • Package Weight: 460g
    • 4 Units in Stock
    • Code: [P-02L-4]


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