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FOA008 Field of Armor Models 1/6 US Half-Track M3 Metal Kit

$688.00
SKU:
FOA008
Weight:
52.00 LBS
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Product Description

Note to Customer: Products that are NOT in stock but still available for purchase means that FOA can to source the laser-cut parts withing 2 weeks of your purchase

 

Item Name: 1/6 Personal Carrier Half-Track M3

Item Product Number: FOA008

Item dimensions:
Weight: 19 kg/35 lbs.
Length: 104 cm/41 in.
Width: 37 cm/14 in.
Height: 37 cm/14 in.

Material:
Hull: Non-assembled laser-cut steel (18-gauge)
Wheels/Tracks: Rubber
Detail parts: Resin

Tools Needed: Rivets, Rivet Gun, glue, filler, sandpaper, paint

Tools Supplied with purchase: Rivets

History:


The Carrier, Personnel Half-track M3 was an armored vehicle used by the United States, the British Empire and the other Allies during World War II and the Cold War. Nearly 43,000 were produced, and supplied to the U.S. Army and Marines, as well as British Commonwealth and Soviet Red Army forces, serving on all fronts throughout the war.

 

The M3 was the larger counterpart to the M2 Half Track Car. The M3 had a longer body than the M2 with a single access door in the rear and seating for a 13-man rifle squad. Ten seats were arranged down either side of the vehicle, with three in the cab. Racks under the seats were used for ammunition and rations; additional racks behind the seat backs held the squad's rifles and other stowage. A small rack for mines was added on the outside of the hull just above the tracks. In combat, most units found it necessary to stow additional food, rucksacks and other crew stowage on the outside of the vehicle. Luggage racks were often added in the field, and very late vehicles had rear-mounted racks for this crew stowage

The Kit:

M3 Halftrack is a non-assembled laser cut steel body, with rubber tracks, vacuum formed fenders and resin accessories. We have now added the "bolt set" with this kit, which are glued in the various holes throughout the vehicle. The basic kit does NOT include .50 or .30 cal or mines/bags shown on pictures below.

Sixth Army Group offers a build-up review of the kit (click on link) -This customer shows the option to "weld" the metal parts together, and added a pulpit to make the M3A1. FOA offers a M3A1 conversion kit.


Radio Controlled Upgrades:

FOA is currently working on an RC upgrade for Half-tracks (i.e. Sd.Kfz.251 series as well). Please stay posted

 

M3 Half-Track Instructions

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