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Dragon Armor
This line features static pre-assembled, pre-painted models made of both diecast and plastic. Each item is fully detailed and historically accurate.
1/72 M4A3E8(76W) HVSS 8th Infantry Tank Co., 24th Infantry Division, Han River, Korea 1951 - Korean War 60th Anniversary Limited Edition
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ITEM NO: DRR 60470
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195604705
SCALE: 1:72
ANNOUNCED ON: 12/22/2010
ARRIVED ON: 5/12/2011
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Barcode: 0 89195 60470 5
Case Pack: 24 pieces per carton
Box Size: 6.1" x 3.1" x 2.8"

Following in the tracks of Dragon Armor’s first ever 1/72 scale Korean War vehicle comes another tank from this protracted and bloody conflict. Again the vehicle is an M4A3E8 Sherman with improved Horizontal Volute Spring System (HVSS) suspension and wider tracks. This model also has the long-barreled 76mm M1A1 gun, depicting the most common Sherman variant to see combat during the Korean War. The actual tank depicted is from the 5th Infantry Tank Company of the 24th Infantry Division. This particular division was the first US Army formation dispatched after war broke out on the Korean Peninsular. Deployed from Japan, it spent the first 18 months in heavy combat with North Korean troops.

What sets this particular model apart is the colorful set of markings, with the viewer’s eye immediately drawn to the striking ‘tiger’ markings on the nose, turret and hull sides. These markings were applied for Operations Killer and Ripper in February-March 1951, operations that were part of a big push to recapture Seoul and decimate enemy forces. This was the fourth time Seoul had been conquered within the space of a year. The markings applied to tanks were supposed to inspire friendly troops and intimidate superstitious North Korean soldiers who held the tiger in awe! Whether they achieved their purpose is debatable, but they certainly contribute to a dramatic model, as illustrated in this Dragon Armor item. The tiger markings are accurately reproduced in full on this fully built-up model tank, and the detail and well-crafted finish will certainly have collectors purring with contentment!

Features:
- Open window display packaging
- Highly popular and collectible item
- True to 1/72 scale
- Fully accurate mold
- Fully assembled
- Historically accurate markings and insignia
- Includes protective display case