M16 Half-track 1/32 Scale Plastic Model 1/32 Scale Plastic Model (Kit, assembly required) by NewRay

$ 19.99

The 1/32 scale model of the M16 Half Track measures about 7.5 inches in length with a width of about 2.5 inches and 2 inches high (from the ground to the top of the wind shield. They are not your typical building kit where one needs to cut pieces out of runners/trees, but instead they come as disassembled toys where one needs to attach the parts with screws (screws and screw driver are included). This is a plastic model. No metal parts are present (except of course, the little screws). 

 

The turret with the heavy machine guns can rotate 360 degrees. The tracks are made of rubber and very nicely detailed. The assembly method allows for the tracks to be movable.

 

From the photos you can see that different tools, grills. spare wheels, hatches, etc are nicely molded and makes the model look quite realistic.

 

No gluing or painting is needed. Markings and different color trims are present in some models and accurately done. These models look fine out of the box, however they can still be weathered/detailed to make them look even better.

 

Assembly was pretty straight forward on this model, it is just a matter of joining the turret to the upper half of the vehicle and then joining these to the bottom half of the vehicle.

 

The box measures 10 inches by 7 inches by 1.5 inches.

The M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage, also known as the M16 Half-track, was an American self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon built during World War II. Based on an M3 half-track chassis, it replaced the M14 MGMC half-track after 1943, and went on to serve during the Korean War.

 

Nicknamed the "Meat Chopper",[citation needed] the M16 was famous for downing low-flying aircraft, making it extremely popular with soldiers. It was used by the United States Army, the British Commonwealth, and South Korea.