Extratech

Extratech 72041 Sherman Firefly IC

Sherman Firefly IC - Image 1
Scale: 1:72
Manufacturer: Extratech
Product code: EXM72041
Availability: out of stock
Last available: 20.6.2011
unknown

Includes 18% VAT
when shipping to the country: Malta
To change the country click here

If this item is currently unavailable, enter your e-mail address below to receive an automatic notification when it is back in stock!

Is it possible to back order an item that is not listed on the website, or that is listed as "unavailable"?

Basic information

ManufacturerExtratech
Product codeEXM72041
Scale1:72
Added to catalog on:27.12.2006
Tags:M4-Sherman

The M4 Sherman was an American medium tank from the Second World War. The first prototypes were built in 1941, and serial production was carried out in the period 1942-1945. In total, about 49,000 copies of this tank of all versions were created, which makes it one of the most produced tanks of the Second World War and the most important tank in the equipment of the Allied armies during this conflict. The M4 Sherman was powered by a single engine version of the M4A1 Continental R 975 C4 with a power of 400 hp . The vehicle was armed with - depending on the version - a single 75mm M3 cannon or a 76mm M1 cannon or a 105mm M4 howitzer and two 7.62mm Browning1919A machine guns.

The M4 Sherman was developed as the successor to the M2 and M3 tanks, although it used many of the latter's components. First of all, it only used a slightly changed chassis of the M3 Lee car. When designing the M4 Sherman, the emphasis was primarily on playing the role of an infantry support vehicle, and not fighting enemy tanks - this was the role of American tank destroyers. Only possible clashes with the carts were assumed Pz.Kpfw III and Pz.Kpfw IV. A significant role was also played in the mass production of the new tank and the lowest possible production costs. The result was a tank with good armament for 1942 and early 1943, average armor, but with a tilted front plate, but also with poor maneuverability and - especially in the first versions - very susceptible to fire as a result of hitting the engine compartment . At the same time, however, a tank was created that could be truly large-scale production and had a significant modernization potential. Many development versions were created in the course of serial production M4 Sherman. Chronologically the first was the M4A1 version that already had a cast armor. Another - M4A2 - had welded armor and a new General Motors 6460 engine with 375-410hp, but much less prone to fire. A version of the M4A3 also appeared, armed with a 105 mm howitzer and powered by a Ford GAA engine with a capacity of 450 HP. Based on the M4A3 version, two sub-versions were created: the M4A3E2 Jumbo with reinforced armor and the M4A3E8 with the HVSS and 76mm gun. An interesting development version was also the T34 Calliope with mounted missiles not guided on the turret. The M4 Sherman was also supplied in huge numbers to the British and Red Army. The former developed a version of the Firefly based on it, with a great 17-pounder anti-tank gun. During World War II, M4 Sherman tanks fought in North Africa (1942-1943), Italy (1943-1945), during the battles in Normandy, France and West Germany (1944-1945), but also in the Pacific or in the ranks The Red Army on the Eastern Front. After World War II, the M4 Sherman was used in many countries, including Argentina, Belgium, India, Israel, Japan, Pakistan and Turkey. He also took part in many post-1945 conflicts, including the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 and the Six-Day War of 1967.

Mistake in the description? Report problem
Customer reviews
Add a review of: Sherman Firefly IC
...
Added to catalog on: 27.12.2006
Availability: out of stock
  • item available
  • item unavailable
  • item available on request
  • delivery
  • unavailable
  • 1 pcs.
  • 2 pcs.
  • 3-5 pcs.
  • 6-10 pcs.
  • above 10 pcs.
Is it possible to back order an item that is not listed on the website, or that is listed as "unavailable"?
Recommended additions

Manufacturer: Guideline Publications
Product code: GUI-GP565174
Availability: 2-6 weeks

€26.41 or 17800 pts.

Manufacturer: ADH Publishing
Product code: ADH-MIM058
Availability: 2-6 weeks

€10.67 or 7200 pts.

Scale: 1:72
Manufacturer: EMP3D
Product code: EMP-72040479
Availability: in stock!

€2.09 or 1400 pts.

Scale: 1:72
Manufacturer: EMP3D
Product code: EMP-72040473
Availability: in stock!

€2.09 or 1400 pts.

Manufacturer: Haliński
Product code: HAL-ROPE-SHERMAN
Availability: in stock!

€4.24 or 2900 pts.

Scale: 1:72
Manufacturer: Black Lion Decals
Product code: BND-72047
Availability: in stock!

€6.13 or 4100 pts.

Scale: 1:72
Manufacturer: Toro Model
Product code: TOR72D24
Availability: in stock!

€6.60 or 4500 pts.

Scale: 1:72
Manufacturer: Toro Model
Product code: TOR72D02
Availability: in stock!

€6.60 or 4500 pts.

Scale: 1:72
Manufacturer: Star-Decals
Product code: SRD-72-A1039
Availability: in stock!

€10.12 or 6800 pts.

Scale: 1:72
Manufacturer: Black Dog
Product code: BLD-T72043
Availability: in stock!

€18.10 or 12200 pts.

Scale: 1:72
Manufacturer: Braille Strike
Product code: BRL72087
Availability: in stock!

€6.52 or 4400 pts.

Scale: 1:72
Manufacturer: Peddinghaus-Decals
Product code: PED2840
Availability: in stock!

€8.85 or 6000 pts.

Similar items

Scale: 1:72
Manufacturer: Airfix
Product code: afx55003
Availability: in stock!

€13.93 or 9400 pts.

Scale: 1:72
Manufacturer: Airfix
Product code: afx50186
Availability: in stock!

€27.96 or 18900 pts.

Scale: 1:72
Manufacturer: Unimodels
Product code: um383
Availability: in stock!

€23.33 or 15800 pts.

Scale: n/a
Manufacturer: Meng Model
Product code: MNG-WWV003
Availability: in stock!

€22.03 or 14900 pts.

Scale: n/a
Manufacturer: Meng Model
Product code: MNG-WWT008
Availability: in stock!

€16.62 or 11200 pts.

Scale: 1:48
Manufacturer: Tamiya
Product code: tam32532
Availability: in stock!

€25.61 or 16500 pts.

Scale: 1:35
Manufacturer: Asuka model
Product code: ASU-35-044
Availability: in stock!

€55.41 or 37400 pts.

Scale: 1:76
Manufacturer: Revell
Product code: rev03299
Availability: in stock!

€20.74 or 14000 pts.

Scale: 1:35
Manufacturer: Dragon
Product code: dra6568
Availability: 2-6 weeks

€80.01 or 54100 pts.

Scale: 1:35
Manufacturer: Dragon
Product code: dra6228
Availability: 2-6 weeks

€80.01 or 54100 pts.

Scale: 1:48
Manufacturer: Tamiya
Product code: tam32505
Availability: in stock!

€26.80 or 17300 pts.

Scale: 1:76
Manufacturer: Airfix
Product code: afx02334V
Availability: in stock!

€7.92 or 5400 pts.