|includes five M4A3 (late) Sherman tanks (with 105mm option), one Tank Commander sprue, two Tank Stowage sprues, one Air Extractor sprue, one Hull MG sprue, five Plastic Sherman sprues, one Decal sheet & ten Rare-earth magnets.
The M4A3 was developed as a replacement model for the M4 and M4A1. There are two major features that you can use to identify an M4A3 Sherman tank.
While the M4A3 improved the breed, some things still needed to be addressed. One of the critical flaws was the fact that the tank’s ammo tended to catch on fire with practically every hit. To fix this, designers added ‘wet’ stowage ammo racks. They also added another hatch on the top of the turret to help the crew get out faster.
The front end of the M4A3 also underwent some changes. The drivers’ hatches were made larger, prompting the front armour plate to be tilted at a steeper angle. Extra armour protection was also added. The M4A3 (late) model first saw action as replacement vehicles from September 1944 and served to the end of the war.
The 105mm assault gun variant was developed to lend serious firepower to the fight. Their role was to use their high-calibre shells to knock out enemy infantry and gun positions.
The assault gun was based on both the older M4 and the late M4A3 chassis and are similar to those models in appearance.