This is a Tamiya 1/35 US Med Tank M26 Pershing Model Kit. The U.S. Medium Tank M26 Pershing made its appearance at the end of WWII to allow the American army to stand up to the wrath of German tanks. The Pershing which was equipped with a long 90mm gun and exhibited incredible mobility, was first deployed to the European front in February 1945 as part of the effort to invade the German homeland. The Pershing, of which 200 were used against Germany until its surrender, successfully engaged Tiger I and Pz.kpfw. IV tanks. When the Korean War began in June 1950. The M26 also fought successfully against the rival T34/85 Soviet built tanks of the North Korean and Chinese volunteer armies.
Note: This is a model kit that requires assembly. Hobby tools and paint will be needed to complete a finished product.
- Turret with its 90mm long barrel gun and boat hull like underside, have been faithfully reproduced with an incredible level of detail.
- Crew hatches can be assembled in either the opened or closed position. Movable suspension forms to the landscape of dioramas.
- Small details like separate parts for the engine grills and cast iron appearance on the hull and the turret make kit seem even more real.
- Machine gun ammunition boxes and two crew figures (torso) are included. Decals for 4 different markings.
This product was added to our catalog on March 26, 2009