M4A3 75(W) ETO Smartkit
Unassembled plastic model kit with photo-etch parts.
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back in stock!)List price: $75.95You pay: $49.99(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: Dragon ModelsStock Number: DML 6698Scale: 1/35View all products of type "M4 Sherman"
This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
- Delicately detailed M4A3 is newly produced
- Authentic spare barrel mount newly presented
- Newly produced accurate hull w/details
- Newly produced hatches on composite hull can be assembled open/closed
- Optional anti-aircraft MG w/pedestal mount on turret roof
- Separate pistol port can be assembled open/closed
- Detailed turret produced
- Loader's hatch and periscope covers can be assembled open/closed
- Commander's hatch with periscope assembly
- Cupola is molded in detail
- Gun travel lock can be modeled in travel or combat modes
- Air intake with multi-layer details
- Racks for spare-track links reproduced
- Authentic engine cover support blocks
- APU exhaust pipe
- Accurate gun shield with fine bolt details
- Rotor shield reproduced in accordance with Army shematics
- Two types of sprockets available
- On-vehicle tools delicately recreated
- Intricate one-piece DS T54E1 w/EEC tracks
The M4 Sherman was a pivotal weapon for the Allies in WWII, with production eventually surpassing 50,000 units. The Sherman is also a key subject in Dragon's 1/35 scale range of plastic kits. Indeed Dragon is pleased to launch another important version of the Sherman an M4A3 75(W). The M4A3 was distinguished by utilizing a Ford GAA V8 gasoline engine. Of welded hull construction, it was the preferred variant of the US Army. This means the M4A3 was commonly used in the European Theater of Operations (ETO), which is the M4 type specifically depicted in this new kit. During WWII, the US Army fielded 16 armored divisions as well as 70 independent tank battalions. More than 19,000 Shermans were issued to the US Army, with the vast majority of these serving in Europe.
This kit shows an M4A3 fitted with a 75mm M3 gun. The tank has wet stowage for the ammo rounds too. This kit is based on the very latest molds, and it builds upon recent Sherman plastic kit releases. It has accurate VVSS suspension, and the T-54E1 w/EEC tracks are made from DS to make them easy to assemble. New parts include the whole upper hull, while the accurate turret receives new brackets on the top where a spare machine gun barrel can be stowed. This highly detailed kit fills a void in the Sherman family, with the M4A3 being an extremely important tank in the Allied and US effort to liberate Europe.