Air Intruders, Beware!
The M247 Sgt York was an ambitious self-propelled anti-aircraft gun project which was developed in America and officially given the green light in 1981. It was envisaged for use combatting both bombers and helicopters, and had been under development since 1976. It was based upon the aging M48 Patton tank chassis and fitted with two 4km range 40mm L/70 high velocity guns on a rotating turret. The system consisted of a search radar, tracking radar, low power radar finder, IFF, signal processor, computer and microwave switching system. Eventually, due to certain difficulties, only 50 of a production lot of 618 were ever manufactured.
This model depicts the M247 Sergeant York, an ambitious self-propelled anti-aircraft gun project which the U.S. tried to develop quickly using already-existing parts.
It was based upon the aging M48 Patton tank chassis, and fitted with two 40mm L/70 high velocity guns and a fire control system which was modified from that of the F-16 aircraft.
The system consisted of search radar, tracking radar, low power radar finder, IFF, signal processor, computer and microwave switching system.
Unfortunately, the M247 was plagued by inconsistency and poor performance, and the plug was pulled on the project in the mid-1980s with only around 50 manufactured.
This model lets hobbyists recreate one of those weapons which never quite developed as its designers planned it.
Scale 1/35 Construction type Assembly kit
Photo-etch parts Not included
About the Model
★This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit.
★Length: 197mm, width: 103mm.
★The unique appearance of the subject is accurately captured, complete with oversized turret.
★Complex areas such as the gun base and suspension are faithfully depicted. Engine compartment features excellent detailing on grilles and bolts, etc.
★The tracks are accurately rendered using plastic parts.
★Comes with a commander figure.