M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage - Half-track Truck 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Amercom

$ 24.99

1:72 Scale Metal Diecast – M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage - Half-track Truck - Length: 3.5",  Width: 1”

 

This half track truck model's body is made of metal while the turret is made of plastic. The gun turret can rotate a few degrees facing front but the guns do not elevate. The coloring and markings are accurate and realistic.

 

The maker of the model really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp. These models have different details engraved such as doors, hatches, panels, lights, ports, antennas, machine guns, ropes, shovels, etc; all of these done with high accuracy and proportion. When they are painted in different color, say for example, shovels and ropes, they are indeed painted accurately.

 

These models come in s very basic packaging, consisting of a transparent blister pack. The model itself is attached (via screws) to a plastic base which is made to look as rough terrain. The base measures about 5.25 inches by 2.75 inches. At one side of the base is some info about the model such as the type of tank, the outfit it belongs and the time period it served.

 

These models are not toys, they will not last long if played with. The tracks don't move and the turrets and their main guns and machine guns can be quite fragile because of their size. Some of the tanks will have a turret that does not rotate at all. (so if you try to rotate the turret or change the elevation of the gun and feel some resistant, better leave it alone and don't risk breaking something).

 

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. It was equipped with four 0.5 inch (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns in a M45 Quadmount. 2700 were produced by White Motor Company from May 1943 to March 1944, with 568 M13 MGMCs and 109 T10 Half-tracks being converted into M16s as well.