i've bought this one from a familymember for 400 euro ... a good bargain when you know its for sale here for 800 euro in our shops in europe ...
i remember some of you complained about the wrong body tamiya was delivering into the M51 FO package , i did some study around it and it seem to right what tamiya brings out , look at this link further in my tread !
This is a 1/16 scale R/C assembly kit of the M51 “Super Sherman” and features a superb realistic finish. β
The dynamic form of the tank, including the long main gun fitted with a massive muzzle brake and the extended turret, has been reproduced in rich detail. β
The tank features a realistic tank maneuverability and recoil effects. β
4-channel transmitter & receiver, battery pack, and charger sold separately.
Tamiya 1/16 Super Sherman Tank Kit. Tamiya has expertly recreated the M-51 Super Shermans in this 1/16 scale Super Sherman Tank Kit.
1/16 R/C assembly kit of the Super Sherman.
Includes DMD Control Unit (T-08) and DMD Multi-Function Unit (MF-07) which enable turret rotation, gun elevation/depression, and realistic sound and vibration actions.
Exciting sound effects accompany engine operations, turret rotation, gun barrel elevation and depression.
Metal parts such as lower hull, suspension arms, and drive sprockets included.
Aluminum gun barrel.
The gun barrel features recoil effects.
Front-mounted, pre-assembled gearboxes with type 380 motors.
Requires 4-channel transmitter with self-neutral function (Futaba Attack T4VWD is recommended), battery pack, and eight AA batteries for transmitter.
Install separately available Battle System (Item 53447) to enjoy 1 vs 1 or team tank battles with other Tamiya 1/16 R/C tanks.
During the 1960's, the Israeli Ordnance Corps upgraded their aging Sherman Tanks by equipping it with the powerful French 105mm CN-105-F1 tank gun. The gun barrel length was shortened by 1.5m to improve overall greater balance and a muzzle brake was also fitted to minimize the recoil effect.
In 1967, during the Six-Day War, the Super Sherman found itself fighting against newer T-54/55 tanks as well as JS-3 tanks from Egyptian, Iraqi, and Syrian armies. The M-51's 105mm gun could take on these adversaries by using HEAT ammunition. After the war, these M-51 Super Shermans continued to serve with distinction until they were finally retired in the early 1980s
the older sherman with 105mm howitzer has no recoil , this one has ... very awesome