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M19 Twin 40-mm Gun Motor Carriage

Diagram of the M19 Twin 40-mm Gun Motor Carriage, from Technical Manual TM 9-1729A, U.S. War Department, 1944.

M19 Twin 40-mm Gun Motor Carriage

 

A-26 Invader Armor Diagram

A-26 Invader armor diagram, from: Pilot’s Handbook for Army Models A-26B and A-26C Airplanes, AN 01-40AJ-1, August 1945, revised January 1946.

a26-invader-armor-protection-diagram

 

Valentine Tank Bogie Wheels

Diagram of Valentine tank bogie wheels from the WW2 Russian manual.

 

M4 Medium Tank Characteristics

Summary of M4 SHerman tank characteristics from the training booklet Tracked Vehicle Chassis Units, The Armored School, Fort Knox.

MEDIUM TANK, M4 SERIES

SIDE VIEW

SIDE VIEW

2. DESCRIPTION. a. Characteristics

Armament:
    76-mm Gun, M1A1
    2 cal .30 machine guns
    1 cal .50 machine guns

Ammunition:
    71 rds 76-mm
    6250 rds cal .30
    660 rds cal .50

Fire Control Equipment:
    Telescope, M71D
    Periscope, M10 or M4A1
    Elevation Quadrant, M9
    Gunner’s Quadrant, M1

Vision Devices:
    Vision cupola
    Periscopes, M6 (4 each)

Crew:
    5 men

 Engine:
    Ford, 500 HP @ 2800 rpms
    Model GAN, V-8

Clutch:
    Double plate

Transmission:
    Synchromesh, 5 speeds forward and 1 reverse

Steering:
    Controlled differential

Tracks:
    23″ steel chevron, rubber backed, double pin, T80
    23″ rubber chevron, double pin, T84

 Dimensions:
    Length, 247″
    Height, 124 7/8″
    Width, 118″

Weight:
    Combat loaded, 71,175 lbs

Fuel Capacity:
    168 gallons

Cruising Range:
    100 miles

Maximum Speed:
    25 mph

Ground Clearance:
    18″

Fording Depth:
    36″

 

M24 Light Tank Illustration

Diagram of the M24 Light Tank. (Source: Technical Manual TM 9-1729A, U.S. War Department, 1944.)

M24 Light Tank

 

Meng Model Char 2C French Tank

Meng Model has announced a huge new 1/35th-scale kit in their “Tyrannosaurus Series” — Kit No.TS-009: Char 2C French Super Heavy Tank.

Char 2C French Superheavy Tank by Meng Model

The French Char 2C (known as the FCM 2C) heavy tank was the largest operational tank ever created. Developed during WWI, the Char 2C was only used for propaganda purposes in WWII. One tank, named Champagne, was captured by the Germans and taken to Berlin and exhibited as a war trophy.
 

M5A1 Light Tank

Diagram of the M5A1 Light Tank. (Source: Technical Manual TM 9-1729A, U.S. War Department, 1944.)

m5a1-light-tank-600

 

5.5cm Zwilling Flakpanzer

From Dragon, a 1/72nd-scale model of a “paper panzer” on the Panther chassis, the Zwilling Flakpanzer: 1/72nd 5.5cm Zwilling Flakpanzer (Armor Pro).

1/72nd 5.5cm Zwilling Flakpanzer (Armor Pro)

Dragon Models: 1/72nd 5.5cm Zwilling Flakpanzer (Armor Pro)


 

Dragon Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. J Kit

For July 4th weekend, a new kit poster from Dragon of a 1/72nd-scale early war Panzer III Ausf. J: Item #7372: 1/72nd Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.J (Armor Pro).

Dragon #7372: 1/72nd Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.J (Armor Pro)

Dragon #7372: 1/72nd Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. J (Armor Pro)


 

Char B1 Bis Kit from Verlinden

Unique new April release from Verlinden Productions: Item No. 2761: 1:35th Scale Point Blank Char B1 Bis (Tamiya). Description from Verlinden’s product page: We have never seen such a beat up French vehicle! (and we have been to a few second hand Renault dealers in the past) This WWII vintage Char B1 Bis is seen here includes five parts of the tank seemingly used for target practice. This can be used with a current kit or strewn around the deck in a diorama or with a smaller vignette.

Verlinden 1:35 Scale Point Blank Char B1 Bis (Tamiya) #2761

Verlinden 1:35 Scale Point Blank Char B1 Bis (Tamiya) #2761