Tamiya 1/35 Scale US Self Propelled M40 155mm Gun Plastic Model Kit

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Tamiya 1/35 Scale US Self Propelled M40 155mm Gun Plastic Model Kit (35351)
£69.99
Deluxe Materials Plastic Magic Cement (AD83)
£7.75
9 Piece Plastic Model Tool Set (PTK1009)
£12.95

Tamiya 1/35 Scale US Self Propelled M40 155mm Gun Plastic Model Kit

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. Armour 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.

Manufactured toward the final stages of WWII, the M40 self-propelled gun design employed a combination of proven M4 Sherman chassis components and the powerful 155mm "Long Tom" gun. It was a boon for the 8-man U.S. crews that deployed it, not least because of the serious mobility upgrade it offered over its towed artillery piece predecessors, and an impressive range of 23.5 kilometers using explosive rounds; stability when firing was provided by a large rear spade. A 460hp air cooled engine enabled a top speed of 38km/h. Production began in February 1945, and while it was officially adopted in May 1945 none of the 418 manufactured by the end of WWII saw action. Instead, this powerful SPG was deployed in the Korean War, in which it provided long range bombardments of enemy positions.

 

Paint and glue required to complete. Not included. Available separately.


Deluxe Materials Plastic Magic Cement 40ml (AD83):

Plastic Magic Cement is a thin, liquid plastic cement with a 10-15 sec adjustment time & non-clog action. It is non-toxic, non-flammable, has minimal odour and almost zero emissions when compared to competitors.


Plastic Model Tool Set (PTK1009) contains:

  • Plastic Sprue Cutter - for cutting & snipping sprues and parts on plastic kits, eg. planes, cars, boats, military models and figures, etc.

  • Mini Flat File - for filing and smoothing off burrs or excess material.

  • Craft Knife - for cutting out shapes, decals and general craft/hobby tasks.

  • Self Healing Cutting Mat - protects work surface and extends blade life.

  • 5 spare blades - for craft knife

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£6.95

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£8.95

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£12.95


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