Tamiya 35365 M551 Sheridan Tank (Vietnam) 1/35 Model Kit
Tamiya 35365 M551 Sheridan Tank (Vietnam) 1/35 Model Kit

Tamiya 35365 M551 Sheridan Tank (Vietnam) 1/35 Model Kit

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Tamiya 1/35 British Universal Bren Carrier Mk.II # 35175 - Plastic Model Kit

The lightweight M551 Sheridan was designed as an airliftable tank, a cutting-edge design with aluminum alloy hull and powerful 152mm gun/launcher. Work began on it in 1959, and it was officially adopted in May 1966, with 1,600 produced by November 1970. Its first taste of live action came in the Vietnam War, fulfilling both shelling and offensive roles in a punishing environment, and it would also go on to serve in the Gulf War conflict. Experience taught valuable lessons on the use of the Sheridan, and led to reinforced armor to combat land mines, while some were given a wire netting RPG screen for protection from anti-tank rockets, and even the large gun shield from the M113 ACAV.

  • Length: 185mm, width: 80mm.
  • A highly accurate rendering of the powerful form with 152mm gun/launcher based on extensive research of the actual Sheridan.
  • Authentically captures a Vietnam War vehicle, with optional chain link anti-RPG net and gun shield.
  • Choose open or closed rotating driver's hatch.
  • Assembly type tracks feature one-piece straight sections.
  • Nylon mesh is included to recreate anti-RPG net and engine grille mesh.
  • Clear parts recreate periscope components.
  • Comes with commander and loader figures, plus torso driver figure.
  • 2 Vietnam War marking options are included.

Requires assembly and painting

Tamiya has a reputation for detail and accuracy and this series is a perfect example of this. The Tamiya designers work from measurements and thousands of picture references of the full sizes vehicles, including every detail and facet, to produce the most detailed models in this scale in the world. The quality of these models is such that many museums around the world use the Tamiya 1/35 Military Miniature Series to depict history to the visiting public.

As with all Tamiya items, instructions are clear and concise, in order to allow the modeller to build a detailed model with relative ease. These assembly kits require paint and modelling glue available separately from all Tamiya dealers.

Requires assembly and painting