Type 59 vs M41 Walker Bulldog SET of 2 - Dong Ha - Vietnam 1972 1/72 Scale Diecast Model by Salvat

$ 49.99


This is a set of two tanks:

- 1:72 Scale Metal Diecast – Type 59-  Length: 5" (from end of vehicle to tip of the main gun)   Width: 1.75”

- 1:72 Scale Metal Diecast – M41 Walker Bulldog -  Length: 4.75" (from back of tank to tip of gun),  Width: 1.75”

The Battle for Dong Ha – Type 59, People's Army of Vietnam vs. M41A3 Walker Bulldog, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, U.S. Army, Vietnam, April 1972


The tank models upper body are made of metal while everything else is made of plastic. The tracks are made of plastic and are fitted, they do not move. 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. Depending on the particular type of tank, some will have machine guns and antennas that look very accurate


These models are attached by screws to a display base that measures 10.25 inches long by 4 inches wide. The base can be topped by a cover that measures 2.5 inches high.

These are not toys. Recommended for 15 and older.

The Type 59 main battle tank is a Chinese-produced version of the Soviet T-54A tank, an early model of the ubiquitous T-54/55 series. The first vehicles were produced in 1958 and it was accepted into service in 1959, with serial production beginning in 1963. Over 10,000 of the tanks were produced by the time production ended in 1985 with approximately 5,500 serving with the Chinese armed forces. The tank formed the backbone of the Chinese People's Liberation Army armored units until the early 2000s, with an estimated 5,000 of the later Type 59-I and Type 59-II variants in service in 2002.

The M41 Walker Bulldog, officially 76-mm gun tank M41, was an American light tank developed for armed reconnaissance purposes. It was produced by Cadillac between 1951 and 1954 and marketed successfully to the United States Army as a replacement for its aging fleet of World War II-vintage M24 Chaffee tanks. Although engineered as a reconnaissance vehicle, the M41's weight and armament also made it effective in the close infantry support role and for rapid airborne deployments. Upon entering US service, all M41s received the designation Little Bulldog and subsequently, Walker Bulldog after the late General Walton Walker, who was killed in a Jeep accident in 1950. The M41 was the first postwar American light tank to see worldwide service, and was exported in considerable numbers by the United States, particularly to Asia.