M7 Priest 105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage (Kickstarter Exclusive)

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The M7 Priest was the answer to the US military’s need for reliable, mobile artillery support for it’s armored units. It replaced the deficient T-19 HMC, which was an M3 halftrack converted to carry the 105mm howitzer and used with poor results in North Africa. Based on the  rugged M3 Lee tank chassis, the M7 Priest proved to be a huge success and a played crucial part in the Allied victory in western Europe. Many M7’s were also shipped to the Pacific campaign, where they played a significant role in the battle for Okinawa. Many M7s and M7B1 (the later version based on the M4A3 Sherman chassis) soldiered on into the Korean War. The nickname “Priest” is derived from the pulpit-like mounting of the M2HB machine gun.

Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:

This Brickmania custom kit is only being offered as an exclusive reward for helping to launch the Brickmania Track Links™ on Kickstarter. All photos are shown using LEGO Technic track links, which will be replaced with the more realistic Brickmania Track Links when the kit is delivered. The only way to order this kit now s to pledge now for delivery when the new tracks are ready (we are aiming for sometime in July).  Your opportunity to own one of these kits ends Saturday Jun 8, at 12:25pm CDT.

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M7 Priest equipped with double-wide Brickmania Track Links™

The M7 Priest kit has the following features:

  • Fully elevating M2A1 howitzer
  • Five custom pad-printed tank corps. minifigs
  • Two stocked tools bins with opening lids
  • 10 hand-injected BrickArms artillery shells.
  • Easy separating lower / upper hulls for access to the semi-detailed interior
  • Built to the same 1/35 scale as other Brickmania kits
  • Includes 715 new condition elements from LEGO, BrickArms and Brickmania
  • Comes with signed and number certificate of authenticity
  • Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years experience with LEGO is recommended)

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks and this one includes compatable weapons by BrickArms. This model comes disassembled and includes completed printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box.

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