BRITISH SHERMAN IC FIREFLY - Tamiya (1/48) 32532
Detailed 1/48 assembly model kit of the British Sherman IC Firefly.
★Features both hull-mounted and separately moulded tools and accessories.
★Die-cast chassis for added weight and realism.
★Assembly type tracks with one-piece straing sections featuring realistic sag effect.
★Includes markings for 4 tanks.
Length: 151mm. Image shows assembled and painted model kit. As Britain struggled to develop tanks capable of equalling the superior German Panzers, the decision was made to convert existing stocks of M4 Sherman tanks, delivered to the UK as part of the Lend-Lease Act. The so-called Sherman Firefly featured a long-barrelled 17 pdr. anti-tank gun, that was much more effective than the original 75mm gun, capable of penetrating a Tiger I's frontal armour at over 1,000 meters using regular ammunition. The majority of Fireflies were adapted from M4A4 tanks, designated Sherman V by the British, while some were made using the earlier M4, or Sherman I in British usage. Vehicles rearmed with a 17 pdr. gun were given the suffix C, with the resulting units being Sherman VC and Sherman IC.
Models supplied unpainted and require assembly.
Glue and paint not included.