Tamiya US Self-Propelled 155mm Gun M40 35351

$104.99

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DV
06/19/2022
Daryl V.
CA CA
I recommend this product

Excellent Kit

The delivery was ahead of time, undamaged and exactly as described. The service by Sunward and quality of this kit exceeded my expectations. I have inspected this model, but will assemble as soon as possible.

JL
10/14/2021
John L.
CA CA
I recommend this product

Love timaya products. Bought models for later projects, winter coming. Got a MiniArt SU-76M haven't started it yet next build inspected it poor molding ,plastic parts soft, Airfix some parts don't fit well.Have done 8 timaya models always been satisfied with their products

Description

Description
This is an assembly model of the U.S. Self-Propelled 155mm M40. It is a never before seen subject in the Tamiya line-up of 1/35 scale models. The kit uses all new tooling with the exception of the suspension parts as they are from the M4A3E8 Sherman “Easy Eight” model kit. The M40 was a significant step in U.S. Army artillery mechanization, pairing the M1 155mm gun with the proven M4 Sherman chassis.

Armor was light given its intended use as a long range weapon (they were effective up to 23.5km) away from the front line, while the layout was changed from the M4 to allow a big fighting compartment at the rear to accommodate the big gun. It was fitted with smooth horizontal volute spring suspension (HVSS). Over 400 were produced before the end of WWII; although they never fought in the conflict, one example of their T83 prototype did.

The M40 served in the Korean War, and was eventually replaced by the M53.

Features

  • Decals     Included
  • Length: 305mm, width: 91mm.
  • Realistic surface textures include cast differential cover and hull side steel plate.
  • The big 155mm gun is recreated with exquisite detail: where possible, the construction method of the actual weapon is copied. Depictions of hydraulic dampers include metal outer tubes for a super-realistic finish.
  • The rear gate can be assembled up or down (when the gun was fired it was usually down, and the crew on it or outside). Individual pulley parts are included.
  • HVSS is succinctly and accurately reproduced, and combined with effective, hassle free belt type tracks.
  • A range of accessories include separate shell and propelling charge depictions.
  • Includes photo-etched parts to recreate engine grilles.
  • Comes with 8 figures, and 2 marking options recreating Korean War 937th Field Artillery Battalion M40s.
  • A detail-up parts set (Item 12670) is also available to enhance the realism of the model. (Sold Separately)

Assembly and painting required. Kit does not include model cement glue, paint, tools, and adult supervision where required.

Scale: 1:35

Item # Tamiya 35351

Contents subject to change. Price includes in store coupon.

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