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1/35 Military Miniature Series No.330

U.S. 6X6 Cargo Truck M561 Gama Goat
Item No:35330
Item image
Length: 170mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit. ※Enlarged image

【 At Home Off of the Beaten Track 】 Originally commissioned in 1966 as an off-road, amphibious vehicle, the M561 Gama Goat was a 6-wheel drive truck consisting of a 4-wheel tractor and a 2-wheel carrier module. What really set it apart from other vehicles of its type, however, was its employment of an articulation joint between the two modules that allowed them to move independently of one another: a most useful skill when traversing rough terrain. The 14,000 Gama Goats produced up to 1973 were used in a variety of roles by both the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, and were deployed in the fighting in Grenada in 1983, although by the start of the 1990s the Gama Goat had been largely phased out. The former half of its unusual nickname came from Roger Gamaunt, designer of the key articulation joint, and the latter half from its tenacious goat-like climbing ability.

【 About the Model 】 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit of the M561 Gama Goat. ★Length: 170mm, Width: 62mm. ★The model accurately captures the unique and powerful 2-module form of the M561. ★Articulation joint is recreated using a poly cap and provides authentic movement. ★Includes optional front windscreen and winch parts. ★Realistic depiction of the complex 6-wheel suspension is achieved with uncomplicated assembly. ★Comes with 1 figure and 3 marking options.

■The recreation of the 2-module form with articulation joint simply oozes realism.

■Enjoy recreating the 6-wheel drive mechanism which enabled extraordinary off-road skill.

■A poly cap renders the articulation joint between the tractor and carrier modules.

■The functional interior around the seat is assembled simply yet realistically.

■Features separate door parts, a shovel and plenty of other accessories for an authentic air.

■The hassle-free assembly style of the suspension takes nothing away from its realism.

■Tractor and carrier offer authentic pitch and roll ranges thanks to the articulation joint.

■Modelers can choose to assemble the Gama Goat with or without optional windscreen and winch.

■This intriguing model would look great in a diorama with contemporary the M151A2 (sold separately).

82nd Airborne Division, Grenada, 1983

3rd Marine Division, Camp Fuji

■Tamiya Color paints for painting the U.S. 6X6 Cargo Truck M561 Gama Goat
Tamiya Color Item No.
TS-28 Olive Drab 2
(When employing 1-color scheme)

Tamiya Color Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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Tamiya Color Acrylic Colors
(Item No.)
Enamel Colors
(Item No.)
X-7 Red 81507
XF-57 Buff ※2 81757 80357
X-11 Chrome Silver 81511
XF-59 Desert Yellow ※3 81759 80359
X-18 Semi Gloss Black 81518
XF-60 Dark Yellow ※1 81760 80360
X-26 Clear Orange 81526
XF-64 Red Brown ※3 81764 80364
XF-1 Flat Black 81701 80301
XF-67 NATO Green 81767 80367
XF-15 Flat Flesh 81715 80315
XF-68 NATO Brown 81768 80368
XF-51 Khaki Drab ※1 81751
XF-69 NATO Black 81769 80369
XF-55 Deck Tan ※2 81755 80355
XF-85 Rubber Black 81785 80385
XF-56 Metallic Grey 81756 80356

※1 A mixture of XF-51 Khaki Drab and XF-60 Dark Yellow is used in the camouflage scheme.
※2 A mixture of XF-55 Deck Tan and XF-57 Buff is used in the camouflage scheme.
※3 A mixture of XF-59 Desert Yellow and XF-64 Red Brown is used to paint the body.

■Tamiya Craft Tools for precision building
Item 74112 Fine Pin Vise D-R (0.1-3.2mm)
Item 74087 Drill Bit (1.2mm)

■Make the details stand out!
Items 87131, 87132, 87133 & 87140: Panel Line Accent Color (Black), (Brown), (Gray), (Dark Brown)

■Adding realistic weathering effects to your model
Tamiya Weathering Masters & Sticks

■Presenting your model of the Gama Goat as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73004 Display Case C

Information is correct as of September 18, 2013. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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