Tamiya U.S. HOWITZER MOTOR CARRIAGE M8 1/35 Scale Kit 35312


Tamiya U.S. HOWITZER MOTOR CARRIAGE M8 1/35 Scale Kit 35312


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The M8 was the first self-propelled howitzer to equip the U.S. Army during WWII. It combined the hull of an M5 light tank with an open-top turret which was armed with a short-barreled 75mm howitzer and a 12.7mm machine gun. The howitzer was capable of firing high-explosive, anti-tank, and smoke rounds up to a range of 8,800m. The vehicle was officially accepted in May 1942 and 1,800 examples were built from September of that year until January 1944. They were deployed starting from mid-1943 and they used their armament and mobility to good effect in the fire-support role in the Italian, Western European, and Pacific Theaters. After WWII, French forces also used the vehicle during the conflict in Indochina. 


About the Model


 ★1/35 scale plastic assembly kit of the U.S. Howitzer Motor Carriage M8 with 3 figures. ★Open top turret, howitzer, and overall form reproduced in rich detail. ★Accurately depicted suspension mechanisms. ★Commander, gunner, and loader figures included to enable creation of a simple diorama straight from the box. ★Comes with 3 types of markings. 


Tamiya produce excellent quality kits that are designed for the serious modeller. These kits are ideal for conversion or as a basis for a super detailing project.



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