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Tamiya Italeri Series no.20
1/35 U.S. Light Tank M24 Chaffee
Item No: 37020

Length: 155mm. Image shows assembled and painted kit.

Not a Tank to be Taken Lightly
Developed as the successor to the M3/M5 Stuart light tanks, the M24 Chaffee was formally adopted in June 1944. Learning lessons from its predecessors, the Chaffee employed sloped armor on both the turret and hull, and availed itself of considerable firepower in the shape of the 75mm main gun, which was originally developed for the B-25 bomber. Somewhat unusually for a U.S. tank, its designers adopted a torsion bar suspension setup. It was in time to see some action before the end of WWII, deployed as Allied forces swept through France and Western Europe, and battled in Italy. At the time of the German surrender in May 1945, it is estimated that more than 1,100 Chaffees were assigned to units. Post-war, it was deployed by more than 25 militaries, and experienced fighting in major 20th century conflicts such as the Korean War and the Vietnam War, in some militaries continuing in service right through to the 1980s.

About the Model
This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit accurately recreating the U.S. Light Tank M24 Chaffee. ★Length: 155mm, width: 82mm. ★Italeri's classic kit is given a new lease of life, with new and updated parts! ★Includes a highly realistic aluminum gun barrel. ★Features assembly-type WWII tracks with single-piece straight sections. ★Turret has newly added WWII antenna base parts and weld lines. ★Accessories include M2, ammunition boxes, bags, folded sheets and jerry cans. ★Comes with a commander torso figure, plus marking options for the vehicles on the Italian front and in Germany.
*Vehicle parts are a product of Italeri.


★With improved molding and new parts, this timeless classic will be a great addition to any modern collection!

★Give your model a realistic feel by piling it high with included accessories such as ammo boxes and bags.

★Highly realistic assembly type tracks have single-piece straight sections to ease the construction process.

★Tamiya Color Paints for painting the U.S. Light Tank M24 Chaffee

Tamiya Color Spray Color
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Acrylic Color
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Enamel Color
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Olive Drab TS-5 (85005) XF-62 (81762) XF-62 (80362)

Tamiya Color Acrylic Color
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Enamel Color
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Tamiya Color Acrylic Color
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Enamel Color
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X-1 Black 81501 80001 XF-52 Flat Earth 81752 80352
X-7 Red 81507 80007 XF-57 Buff 81757 80357
X-10 Gun Metal 81510 80010 XF-60 Dark Yellow 81760 80360
X-11 Chrome Silver 81511 80011 XF-64 Red Brown 81764 80364
XF-2 Flat White 81702 80302 XF-84 Dark Iron 81784 80384
XF-15 Flat Flesh 81715 80315 XF-85 Rubber Black 81785 80385
XF-49 Khaki 81749 80349 --- --- ---

★Get your photo-etched parts just right!
Item 87061 Tamiya Metal Primer
Item 87091 Tamiya CA Cement (Gel Type)

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 73004 Display Case C

Information is current as of October 9, 2015. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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