Sherman Firefly Medium Tank 1/72 Scale Die-cast Model by Amercom

$ 19.99

1:72 Scale Metal Diecast –Sherman Firefly Medium Tank -  Length: 4" (from back of tank to tip of gun),  Width: 1.5”

 

 

 This Sherman Firefly model's body is made of metal while the turret is made of plastic. The turret can rotate all 360 degrees and the gun can elevate. The tracks are made of rubber and are fitted, however they do not move. The coloring and markings are accurate and realistic.

 The maker of the model, Amercom, 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 5.5 inches by 2.5 and 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 Sherman Firefly was a tank used by the United Kingdom and some Commonwealth and Allied armoured formations in the Second World War. It was based on the US M4 Sherman, but fitted with the powerful 3-inch (76.2 mm) 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.