Three types of main armament were used on the M4A3: on the initial production types, the 75mm main gun and on the subsequent types, the 76mm main gun for heightened penetration ability. Finally, to provide heavy fire support for assaults on enemy outposts, the powerful 105mm howitzer was later adopted. The 105mm howitzer was carried in a M52 combination mount and a vision cupola was fitted for the commander with a small hatch for the loader. It could fire M1 shells at angles from -10 to +35 degrees at a maximum range of 11500m. About 500 of the M4A3 (105mm) were produced at the Chrysler factory in Detroit from May to September 1944. From September 1944 horizontal volute spring suspension was introduced on the M4A3 (105mm) together with the wider center-guide T66 tracks. The M4A3 (105mm) were deployed to European Theatre from July 1944, and played an indispensable role in the destruction of enemy positions by the U.S. infantry fighting on the front lines.
Realistic diorama can be achieved "out of the box"
The assault support M4A3 Sherman 105mm Howitzer enters the Military Miniature Series. This kit includes 3 infantrymen figure in realistic poses, which will allow you to create realistic diorama. The powerful appearance of the actual 105mm Sherman has been accurately reproduced. Compare the differences of this version with the M4A3 Sherman 75mm Gun Late Production, which is also available.
About the model
*Plastic assembly model kit of U.S. WWII M4A3 Sherman.
*Overall length: 172mm, *Overall width: 76mm.
*The smooth form of the cast turret with 105mm howitzer and welded hull of this late production M4A3 tank overflow with realism.
*Commander's cupolas, loader's hatch and other hull and turret hatches can be modeled in the open or closed position.
*Two kinds of road wheels and sprockets can be selected; rubber padded tracks also included.
*Three infantrymen and one tank commander in realistic poses bring an air of excitement to the kit.
*Included equipment includes ammunition boxes, tripod, ration boxes, and much more.
*Three types of decals included.