M26 Pershing heavy tank

34,90 €
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Description

The M26 Pershing stands as a milestone in American military history, marking the advent of the first truly heavy tank to serve in the U.S. Army. Its inception was driven by the need for a successor to the reliable M4 Sherman, which had been the backbone of U.S. Armored Divisions, serving valiantly in every theater of World War II.

However, the path to deployment was not without its challenges. A prolonged development phase meant that only a modest 200 M26 Pershing tanks made it to the front lines, with even fewer actually seeing action during the war. Nonetheless, those that did were named in honor of John J. Pershing, a distinguished American general from World War I.

The M26 Pershing boasted formidable features that set it apart. Its armor, thick, sloped, and rounded (up to 100mm on the glacis plate), offered enhanced protection. Its firepower, delivered by a potent 90mm main gun, allowed American tankers to engage German Tigers and Panthers on equal footing for the first time.

During the later stages of World War II, the M26 Pershing made its mark, most notably with the 9th Armored Division at the historic Rhine River crossing at Remagen. But its story didn't end there; the Pershing would go on to play a pivotal role in the Korean War of the early 1950s, serving alongside United Nations forces.

The M26 Pershing remains an enduring symbol of American engineering and valor, a testament to the nation's commitment to innovation and excellence in the field of armored Warfare.

Box contains:

  • one resin and metal M26 Pershing heavy tank
  • order dice
  • waterslide decals
  • game accessories

Note: Models supplied unassembled and unpainted.


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