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1/35 Military Miniature Series No.346

U.S. Medium Tank M4A3E8 Sherman "Easy Eight" European Theater
Item No: 35346

Item image
Length: 214mm. Image shows assembled and painted kit.

An Easy Ride
The U.S. M4 Sherman tank was undoubtedly one of the symbols of WWII, deployed in great quantities and numerous variants to counter the potent threat of German armor. One such variant was the M4A3E8, which was one of the final Sherman types and thus had the benefit of design improvements developed from experience in battle. These included a hardy welded late production hull, plus the welcome addition of the 76mm main gun. It was also fitted with new Horizontal Volute Spring Suspension (HVSS), and wider tracks, making for the significantly more comfortable ride that led to the M4A3E8's nickname of "Easy Eight." They were thrown into their maiden operation in the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 as part of the 4th Armored Division under General Patton's overall command, contributing to the relief of the besieged town of Bastogne and the eventual triumph of the Allies in the European Theater.

About the Model
★This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 214mm, width: 86mm. ★Tamiya undertook exhaustive surveys of real M4A3E8s in order to depict its form with great accuracy, including the subtly curved turret surfaces, flat welded hull panels and the HVSS. ★Slide molded parts artfully capture surface textures of cast turret and welded upper hull panels. ★Wide, single-pin T66 tracks are realistically depicted using belt type parts. Drive sprockets feature precisely molded holes. ★Engine grille, rear-installed deflector, and tool parts showcase stunning realism. ★Clear parts recreate headlight lenses and cupola vision blocks. ★Features commander torso figure and decals to recreate tanks from 2 units in the European Theater at the end of WWII.

Packaging

★Tamiya designers pored over the real thing to achieve this superbly accurate 1/35 scale model. ★Belt-type parts authentically capture the T66 single-pin tracks. The HVSS bogies are WWII-era. ★Slide-molded parts feature realistic recreations of surfaces such as the cast turret and welded hull sides.

★The overall finish is magnified by finely molded parts for engine grilles, numerous tools and much more! ★Exhaust deflector shows superb detail, and can be moved between stowed and extended positions. ★A finishing touch is provided by the realistic commander torso figure designed for installation in the cupola.

★Commander's hatch can be assembled open or closed, and has separate periscope parts. Clear parts recreate vision blocks.


4th Armored Division, Bastogne, Belgium, January 1945

★Tamiya Color paints for painting the U.S. Medium Tank M4A3E8 "Easy Eight" European Theater

Tamiya Color Spray Colors
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Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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Olive Drab TS-5 (85005) XF-62 (81762) XF-62 (81362)

Tamiya Colors Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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Tamiya Colors Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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X-1 Black 81501
80001 XF-56 Metallic Grey 81756
80356
X-7 Red 81507
80007 XF-57 Buff 81757
80357
X-10 Gun Metal 81510
80010 XF-59 Desert Yellow 81759
80359
X-11 Chrome Silver 81511
80011 XF-60 Dark Yellow 81760
80360
X-18 Semi Gloss Black 81518
80018 XF-64 Red Brown 81764
80364
XF-1 Flat Black 81701
80301 XF-84 Dark Iron 81784 80384
XF-2 Flat White 81702
80302 XF-85 Rubber Black 81785 80385
XF-15 Flat Flesh 81715 80315 --- --- ---

★Useful tools in construction of the model
Item 74112 Fine Pin Vise D-R (0.1-3.2mm)
Item 74095 Drill Bit (1.0mm)

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 Master & Stick

Present your model as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73007 Display Case F

U.S. Tank Crew Set (European Theater)
Item 35347

★This set is a great accompaniment for the Tamiya "Easy Eight". It includes 6 figures (2 torso) in realistic pose, and paired with highly authentic accessories such as M3A1 submachine gun and different types of ammo case. ★Comes with decals for unit and rank insignia. Click here to go to the item page.


Allied Vehicles Accessory Set
Item 35229

★Add that finishing touch of supreme authenticity to your 1/35 model with this comprehensive set of accessories for use on Allied vehicles' turrets, hulls and more! ★The set includes metal drums, jerry cans, and even parts capturing bags with realistic depictions of canvas surfaces. ★ A perfect match for your 1/35 "Easy Eight" European Theater!


Information is correct as of December 1, 2015. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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