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280027 – M3 / M3A1 Half Track

 19.95 incl. VAT

The Carrier, Personnel Half-track M3, also known as the M3 Half-track, was an American armored personnel carrier widely used by the Allies during World War II;and in the Cold War. Derived from the M2 Half Track Car, the slightly longer M3 was extensively produced, with about 15,000 units and more than 50,000 derivative variants manufactured (most of which were interim designs). The M3 and its variants were supplied to the US Army and Marines, as well as British Commonwealth and Soviet Red Army forces, serving on all major fronts throughout the war.

This is a 2-sprue base kit for the M3 Half-track. It comes with choices to build either a M3 or M3A1 version. Other options included a Tulsa Model 18G winch, unditching roller, open or closed rear stowage racks with metal boxes, front armoured louvers in open or close position, and various machine gun (both MMG and HMG) choices. Driver and passenger included!

10 in stock (can be backordered)

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280053 - M3/M3A1 Expansion Kit - M21 MMC & Tarpaulin Set

The M21 Mortar Motor Carriage (MMC) was a self-propelled artillery mount on a half-track chassis used by the United States Army during WW2. It was equipped with an 81mm M1 mortar and an air-cooled M2 Browning machine gun. It was produced by the White Motor Company in 1944. Only 110 were produced.

The M21 served on the Western Front, seeing action in Normandy and in southern France, before later being used during the Battle of the Bulge, the Battle of Belgium, Operation Market Garden, and the invasion of Germany from the west. The M21 served with the US 3rd, 1st, and 7th Armies during the campaign in France, and the 2nd Armored Division, which developed it. In addition, 57 units were leased to Free French forces. By 1945, it was declared obsolete, due to the insufficient power of the 81mm mortar as an artillery piece.

Standard US tank and armoured infantry battalions had a mortar platoon equipped with either M21s or the older M4 MMCs. The M21 was used mainly to illuminate targets at night or provide indirect fire support to the infantry.

EXPANSION KIT ONLY – REQUIRES M3/M3A1 HALFTRACK (280027) BASE KIT TO COMPLETE FULL MODEL

3 in stock (can be backordered)

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Product Highlights:

– One piece engine & truck body for ease-of-assembly
– Option to build either a M3 or M3A1 Half-track
– Choice of winch or unditching roller
– Optional rear stowage racks in open or close position
– Driver & passenger included!

Product Code: 280027
Number of Parts:  55 pieces / 2 sprues

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