This is a brand new addition to the legendary Tamiya 1/35 scale Military Miniature Series, recreating the M551 Sheridan Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle (AR/AAV).
The M551 was designed as airdrop capable armor with wading capabilities, a key concept as the U.S. took on the role of global policeman post- WWII. With an aluminum hull and rolled steel turret, it weighed just 15 tons, but had impressive firepower in the shape of the M81 152mm gun/launcher, which could fire standard rounds and MGM-51 Shillelagh missiles.
The M551 was in service with active units from 1968 to 1996, and saw action in the jungles of Vietnam.
About the Model • This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 185mm. • The form of the lightweight M551 and its powerful M81 gun is captured with aplomb. • With parts depicting Vietnam War M551s such as large smoke dischargers and M113 gun shield. • Slide molding was used on various upper hull accessories for great detail with fuss-free assembly. • With movable driver’s hatch. • Comes with 3 realistic figures in action pose, and 2 marking options. • With an engrossing additional text (in English, German, French and Japanese) based on correspondence with a U.S. commander who actually used an M551 during the Vietnam War.
More Features on the new 1:35 U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan (Vietnam War)
Accurate depictions of 12.7mm machine gun, M113 shield and optional rear armor plate.
Fine detailing abounds on the rear, with depictions of tools and the engine deck.
Numerous accessories such as ammunition cases and jerry cans add an extra air of realism.
Highly realistic tracks, plus a mesh depiction of the anti-RPG net on the bow.