Tamiya Military 1/35 US M551 Sheridan Airborne Tank Vietnam War Kit
This model kit recreates the M551 Sheridan Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle (AR/AAV). The M551 was designed as airdrop capable armor with wading capabilities, a key concept as the U.S. took on the role of global policeman post-WWII. With an aluminum hull and rolled steel turret, it weighed just 15 tons but had impressive firepower in the shape of the M81 152mm gun/launcher, which could fire standard rounds and MGM-51 Shillelagh missiles. The M551 was in service with active units from 1968 to 1996 and saw action in the jungles of Vietnam.
- Kit includes parts depicting Vietnam War M551’s such as large smoke dischargers and M113 gun shield.
- Slide molding was used on various upper hull accessories for great detail with fuss-free assembly.
- Movable driver’s hatch.
- Comes with 3 realistic figures in action pose, and 2 marking options.