Tank M26 Pershing A Company, 1st Marine Tank Battalion, 1950-51

600ks
Model manufacturer: Hobby Master Tanks
Order code: HG3209
Scale: 1:72
Material: Combined (Metal / Plastic)
Weight: 0.29 kg
Machine manufacturer: Pershing
27,50 €
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Product description

Medium tank in a super comfortable with that format specification:

Authentic Detailing
Pre-Painted by professionals
Accurate paint colors
Markings Tampo (pad) applied
Fully Assembled
True to Scale (1:72)
Weathering and insignias
Turret turns
Main gun elevates
Metal turret and main gun
Realistic tracks

Early in June 1944, Army commanders expressed a need for a new breed of tank that could mount either a 90mm or 105mm main gun. This request was approved by the Army Staff soon thereafter even though trials of the new T26E1 had already begun back at Fort Knox earlier that year. Unfortunately, the first limited run of procurement vehicles did not occur until December 1944, largely due to in-fighting among the Army brass who were unsure which gun to use. The first twenty T26E3s were finally shipped out to the ETO in January 1945, with some seeing action in western Germany the following month. Full production of the heavy tank began in March 1945 when it proved itself time and again against some of the more formidable German tanks fielded by the Wehrmacht. At the same time the tank was redesignated the M26 Pershing, in honor of WWI General 'Black Jack' Pershing. Total wartime production of the M26 reached 1,436 vehicles with a further 992 tanks produced in late 1945.