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1/35 Military Miniature Series no.376
1/35 U.S. Tank Destroyer M18 Hellcat
Item No: 35376

Length: 192mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.

Pioneer of Tank Destroyer
The M18 Hellcat was an American tank destroyer developed to counter the German Army tanks, and it featured an open top design turret and powerful 76mm gun, plus a main gun breech rotated 45 degrees around the gun barrel to save space in the turret interior. It had a compact, lightweight hull, automatic transmission and the first torsion bar suspension seen on U.S. armor. Its radial 9-cylinder engine at the hull rear was capable of 80km/h maximum speed which was the highest speed among tracked vehicles during WWII. The production started in July, 1943 and the Hellcat was in service for the first time at the Italian Front in 1944. After that, this tank destroyer was deployed in the North-Western European and Pacific War theaters, notably besting the German Army tanks with super performance and firepower based on hit-and-run tactics. The Hellcat contributed to U.S. victory as a pioneer of tank destroyers.

About the Model
This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 192mm, width: 80mm. šExhaustive studies of the actual tank enabled this precise recreation of the compact form equipped with the powerful 76mm gun. šThe main gun breech, shell rack, transceiver and turning gears add the realism to the turret interior. šThe gun shield canvas cover surface texture is faithfully reproduced. šClear parts are included to recreate the headlight lens. šFeatures the complex suspension captured with ergonomic parts breakdown. šAssembly type single pin tracks have one-piece straight sections. šIncludes one figure to depict a standing tank soldier. šComes with two marking options to recreate Italian Front vehicles.

Information is current as of September 15, 2021. Specifications are subject to change without notice.