About the M4 Sherman:
Perhaps the best known Allied tank during World War II, the M4 Sherman was designed to replace the M3 Lee. Named for the eccentric Union General William T. Sherman, the Sherman medium tank was mass produced to help offset better-armed German tanks such as the Tiger and Panther. The American war machine produced over 50,000 Sherman tanks between 1941 and 1945.
The Sherman chassis was used for several dozen different variants. Among these variants, several were specialized for mine clearance, rocket battery, or as a self-propelled howitzer. The standard M4 Sherman was equipped with a Continental R975 gasoline-powered engine and could achieve a top speed of 21 miles per hour. Stock Sherman examples were armed with two machine guns and a 75mm cannon, the Sherman could handle all but the heaviest German tanks. Although they struggled against German armor, the Allies found success in overwhelming the slower German tanks by often deploying five or more Sherman tanks against the same target.
The Sherman was also deployed during the Korean War but was eventually replaced by the M46 Patton.
- Engine: Continental R975 C1 radial petrol
- Speed: 21 mph (34 km/h)
- Range 120 mi (193 km)
- Crew: 5
- Armament: 75mm main cannon, 2x 7.62mm machine guns
- Radio: SCR 508
Additional information about this Brickmania building kit:
The M4 Sherman - Allied Medium Tank kit comes with the following features
- Custom-printed minifigure
- High-quality sticker sheet
- Simulated suspension
- Rotating turret with BrickArms® M2HB machine gun
- Space for two crewmen in hull
- Articulating hull 50 cal BrickArms® machine gun
- Articulated Brickmania® Track Links™
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.