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1:35 Sherman Mk.1c Firefly Hybrid - DRAGON

1:35 Sherman Mk.1c Firefly Hybrid - DRAGON

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The Sherman Firefly was a tank used by the United Kingdom and some armoured formations of other Allies in the Second World War. It was based on the US M4 Sherman, but was fitted with the more powerful 3-inch calibre British 17-pounder anti-tank gun as its main weapon. Originally conceived as a stopgap until future British tank designs came into service, the Sherman Firefly became the most common vehicle mounting the 17-pounder in the war. The nickname "Firefly" was adopted due to the bright muzzle flash of the main gun. It was sometimes used at unit level (brigade/regiment) war diaries from March 1944, along with "Mayfly". During the war, Shermans with 17-pounder guns were usually known as "1C", "1C Hybrid", or "VC", depending on the basic mark of the vehicle. In British nomenclature, a "C" at the end of the Roman numeral indicated a tank equipped with the 17-pounder.

THE KIT:

  • Brand new Firefly 1c in great detail
  • Stowage box and gun travel lock tooled on engine deck
  • Gun travel lock can be modeled in travel or combat modes
  • Turret roof with bomb-thrower port is newly produced
  • New gun shield and rotor shield molded in great detail
  • Radio box and stowage box at turret rear are realistically produced
  • Anti-aircraft MG with pedestal mount on turret roof as bonus
  • Slide-molded anti-aircraft MG with hollow end
  • Composite hull with cast texture accurately produced
  • Driver's and radio operator's hatches tooled with clear periscope can be assembled open or closed
  • Two types of air filter on the rear hull newly made by slide mold
  • Newly tooled tow-bar with hook realistically presented
  • Two types of armored plate welded over MG port as option
  • Loader's hatch cover newly reproduced with interior detail
  • Spare-track racks with spare track links on transmission cover are newly designed
  • Hull side plates reproduced with correct horizontal upper edge
  • Realistic weld seams on composite hull accurately presented
  • Layout of on-vehicle tools accurately reproduced
  • One-piece transmission cover with cast texture
  • Transmission cover with accurate bolts detail
  • Siren molded in detail
  • Fuel caps with interior detail can be assembled open or closed
  • Finely rendered horn guards for headlight and horn
  • Sprocket molded in detail
  • On-vehilcle tools delicately reproduced
  • DS T48 tracks with great details
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