Rubicon Models

M4A3(75)W / M4A3(105) Sherman 280111 1/56

£20.99

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 M4A3(75)W / M4A3(105) Sherman Medium Tank model kit offers an intricate and versatile representation of one of the most iconic tanks used by the US Army during World War II and the Korean War. This kit allows modelers to build various configurations of the M4A3 Sherman, reflecting its extensive use and multiple roles on the battlefield.

Historical Significance: The M4A3 Sherman was a key component of the US Army's armored forces during World War II. It featured a welded hull and was powered by the Ford GAA V8 engine, which became the preferred engine for the US Army due to its reliability once initial issues were resolved. The M4A3 served in both 75mm and 105mm variants and saw continuous improvement throughout its production. It played crucial roles in various theaters of war, including the European and Pacific fronts, and continued service into the Korean War.

Production and Deployment: A total of 12,596 M4A3 tanks were produced between June 1942 and June 1945, with various configurations and upgrades. The M4A3(75)W featured wet ammunition stowage to reduce the risk of fire, while the M4A3(105) was equipped with a 105mm howitzer for infantry support. Both variants were equipped with either the Vertical Volute Spring Suspension (VVSS) or the Horizontal Volute Spring Suspension (HVSS) for improved mobility.

Kit Features
Versatile Build Options: This model kit offers the flexibility to build different versions of the M4A3 Sherman:

M4A3 with a 75mm gun and VVSS or HVSS suspension.
M4A3 with a 105mm howitzer and VVSS or HVSS suspension.
POA-CWS-H5, a flamethrower variant based on the M4A3(105).
British Sherman IV, IVB, IVBY configurations.
Detailed Components: The kit includes a large hatch M4A3 chassis suitable for all possible builds, ensuring historical accuracy and detail.

Construction Materials: This plastic model kit requires ABS cement for assembly, ensuring a sturdy and durable build.

Accessories and Customization: The model features various accessories and options for customization, including different turret types and suspension systems, reflecting the tank's evolution and adaptability in combat.

Educational and Display Value
The M4A3(75)W / M4A3(105) Sherman Medium Tank model kit is ideal for historical modelers, military enthusiasts, and wargamers. Its detailed design and multiple build options provide a comprehensive look at the versatility and significance of the Sherman tank in World War II and beyond. This kit offers a valuable educational experience, showcasing the technological advancements and strategic importance of armored vehicles in modern warfare.

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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