- 2019 boxing of the 2019 new tooled kit
- Metal gun barrel included
- Complete equipment, cast numbers & realistic surface detail
- 76mm gun & corresponding road wheels for M4A3E2 late included
- Clear parts included
- High strength workable tracks with 'duckbill' end connectors
- Choice of track styles - plastic workable or vinyl included
- Suspension springs have same shape as the real ones
- Movable suspension is realistic & reliable
- Metal cables are included
- Photo etch parts included
- Paint call outs for - Meng, Acrysion
- 4 x marking options -
- 37th Tank Battalion, 4th Armoured Division, U.S. Army, Battle of the Bulge, Bastogne, December 1944.
- 69th Tank Battalion, 6th Armoured Division, U.S. Army, Germany, March 1945.
- 2nd Squadron, 2nd Africa Hunter Regiment, 5th Armoured Division, Free France, Summer-Autumn 1944, France.
- 15th Tank Battalion, 6th Armoured Division, U.S. Army, Germany, Spring 1945 (OSF Turret).
The U.S M4A3E2 Assault Tank, often referred to as the Jumbo, was a modified M4A3 given much thicker armour to help it confront the German large-caliber tank guns & anti-tank guns. At the time the U.S. M26 Preshing was still not ready for mass production & the standard Sherman design was recognised as unsatisfactory in confronting newer German tanks. The Jumbo was seen as the answer to this problem & were often deployed as the vanguard in dangerous missions.
The vertical thickness of its front hull armour was 101mm & at the same time, the front hull armour had a large inclination angle, making its front protection better than the German Tiger I tank. The armour of its mantlet was as thick as 178mm, which was the same level as the German King Tiger. Some M4A3E2 tanks were refitted with a 76mm gun, greatly increasing their anti-armour capability.