UBX50 M3 Lee Tank Platoon (plastic)

$45.00

M3 Lee Tank Platoon (Plastic)

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Description

Contains five Lee tanks

Additional information

Weight 220 g
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Includes five plastic M3 Lee Tanks, one plastic Commander sprue, one Decal Sheet and five Unit cards.

In the build-up to entering the war, US Army planners knew they would need a 75mm-armed tank to overcome the latest German panzers. Of the proposed designs which could be produced quickly, none had a turret big enough to hold a 75mm gun.

As a temporary solution, the hull of a pre-war M2A1 medium tank was modified to take a short M2 75mm gun in a limited traverse sponson in the right front of the hull, while retaining a 37mm gun in the turret.

This odd, ungainly vehicle was far from perfect, but it was nevertheless an effective tank that filled a much-needed role at a crucial time.

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