Rubicon Models

M3 37Mm AT Gun With Crew 280103 1/56

£12.49

Please note this product has a slightly longer dispatch time. It will be dispatched in 2-4 working days.

The Rubicon Models 1/56 scale M3 37mm Anti-Tank Gun with Crew kit is a detailed representation of the first dedicated anti-tank gun fielded by US forces during World War II. Here’s an overview of its features and historical context:

Gun Type: The M3 37mm gun was introduced in 1940 and served as the standard anti-tank gun for US infantry units early in the war. Its compact size allowed it to be towed by vehicles like jeeps, providing mobility on the battlefield.

Effectiveness and Replacement: Initially effective against early war German tanks, the M3 quickly became inadequate against more heavily armored tanks. It was gradually replaced in European and Mediterranean theaters by the more powerful British-developed 57mm gun M1 by 1943.

Pacific Theater: Despite its limitations in Europe, the M3 remained in service in the Pacific Theater due to the lesser threat from Japanese tanks. It continued to be used there until the end of the war.

Versatility: Beyond its role as an anti-tank gun, the M3 was also employed in infantry support and anti-personnel roles, firing high-explosive and canister rounds.

Variants: The M3 gun was also mounted on various armored vehicles such as the Stuart Light Tank M3/M5, Lee Medium Tank M3, and the Greyhound Light Armored Car M8.

Kit Contents and Features
High Detail: The kit features a highly detailed M3 37mm gun, capturing the intricacies of the original weapon.

Functional Parts: The gun can be elevated and rotated, enhancing realism and providing flexibility for display.

Movable Gun Trails: Includes movable gun trails, allowing for adjustable positioning of the gun for different scenarios.

Ammunition and Crew: Comes with ammo crates, shells, and 3 crew figures, adding to the authenticity and narrative potential of the model.

Educational and Display Value
The Rubicon Models M3 37mm Anti-Tank Gun with Crew kit is ideal for historical enthusiasts, collectors, and wargamers interested in the early anti-tank capabilities of US forces during World War II. It offers both educational insights and a detailed modeling experience.

Postage & Returns

Orders made before 2PM Mon-Fri will be posted same day. Orders made outside of those times will be posted next working day.

Returns accepted up to 30 days after date of purchase.

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