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1/285 Sherman VC Firefly

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Product Description
The British developed one of the most powerful anti-tank guns of World War II, the Royal Ordinance QF 17-pounder (76,2mm) rifled cannon.  Although this gun was equipped to many different vehicles, developing a platform specifically for it took quite some time, and it was most commonly fitted to a modified M4 Sherman medium tank.  The gun had to be installed sideways, such that it was loaded from the left, rather than the top (vehicles designed from scratch around the QF 17 loaded normally), and the wireless (radio) was moved to an external turret bustle in the back.  Two main versions exist, the IC, which uses the early cast hull, distinguishable by the rounded appearance, and the VC, which uses the later welded hull.  Both versions dispense with the hull machine gun in favour of carrying more ammunition.  All British tanks armed with the QF 17-pounder, not just the Sherman, were known as Fireflies, and were the most hated tank destroyers by German panzer crews.

Ordering the small variant will give you a single tank.
Ordering the medium variant will give you two tanks.
Ordering the large variant will give you five tanks.

Too expensive?  Want it in a different colour or slightly larger scale?  I sell this exact same model on my website, as well as one without fenders.


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