Packing a 17-Pounder Punch! In
the latter half of WWII, British troops ventured into battlefields
populated with dangerous German foes such as the Tiger I and Panther,
necessitating the development of their own powerful counterpart. It came
in the form of the Sherman VC Firefly, which used the versatile U.S.
tank M4 Sherman as a base for the big-hitting British 17-pounder gun.
Even using conventional armor piercing rounds, the 17-pounder was
capable of defeating the Tiger I’s frontal armor at a range of 1
kilometer. In total over 2,000 Shermans were converted into Fireflies,
their deployment in the days and months after the Normandy landings
helping the Allied push on the Western front. Indeed, in addition to
British units, the Firefly was also dispatched to good effect to New
Zealand, Canadian and Polish forces. The VC was but one variant of the
Firefly, and it was based the complex multibank inline-6 engine gasoline
engine M4A4 variant of the Sherman.
About the Model This is a
1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit.
Length: 223mm, Width: 76mm.
The form of the VC Firefly with imposing 17-pounder and rear radio box
is captured with intense realism, using some 400 parts.
2 options are
included for both the radio equipment box and the front machine gun
The model can also be assembled with additional sand shields if
Clear parts depict lights and periscopes with excellent
Features paintable and cementable belt-type tracks.
figures include commander cupola figure.
Contains 2 British unit
marking options, plus those for 1 Polish and 1 New Zealand unit.
and commander figure parts are a product of Asuka Model.