Rubicon Models

M3 / M3A1 Half Track 280027 1/56

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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/M3A1 Half-track kit offers a detailed representation of this iconic American armored personnel carrier from World War II. Here’s a breakdown of its features and historical context:

Historical Background: The Carrier, Personnel Half-track M3 (or M3 Half-track) was developed from the earlier M2 Half Track Car. It served as a versatile armored personnel carrier and saw extensive use by Allied forces during World War II, including the US Army and Marines, British Commonwealth, and the Soviet Red Army. More than 15,000 units of the M3 and over 50,000 derivative variants were produced, making it one of the most widely used half-tracks of the war.

Model Kit Overview:

Base Kit: The kit includes 2 sprues and features options to build either an M3 or M3A1 version of the half-track.
Assembly Features: It offers a one-piece engine and truck body for simplified assembly while maintaining detailed accuracy.
Customization Options: Builders can choose between including a Tulsa Model 18G winch or an un-ditching roller.
Detailing Choices: Options for open or closed rear stowage racks with metal boxes, and front armoured louvers in open or closed positions, provide flexibility in depicting different operational configurations.
Armament Options: Various machine gun choices (medium machine gun (MMG) and heavy machine gun (HMG)) allow for customization based on historical roles and operational needs.
Figures: The kit includes figures of a driver and passenger, enhancing the realism of the model.
Product Highlights:

Ease of Assembly: The one-piece engine and truck body streamline assembly, suitable for both novice and experienced modelers.
Versatility: Options to build different variants (M3 or M3A1) and configure stowage and armament reflect the varied roles the M3 Half-track served during WWII.
Detailing Options: Detailed accessories such as rear stowage racks and armoured louvers add authenticity and customization potential.
Historical Accuracy: The kit captures the essence of the M3 Half-track’s service history, making it ideal for dioramas or historical miniature wargaming.
This model kit is perfect for enthusiasts interested in World War II military vehicles and provides ample opportunities for customization and detailing. Whether used for display or gaming purposes, it accurately portrays the versatility and historical significance of the M3/M3A1 Half-track.

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