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NEW RELEASE: M1A1 Howitzer + M4 High Speed Tractor Battle Pack

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New Release Special Offer

Buy the M1A1 Battle Pack by July 24th and get free shipping on your entire order* plus 10% off the MSRP!

*Within the USA free shipping mean delivery by the United States Postal Service using First Class Mail (packages up to 8 ounces) and Priority Mail (packages over 8 ounces). Select Countries: Free Economy Mail delivery (4-8 weeks) is also being offered to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Luxemburg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

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About the M1A1 155mm Howitzer:

The M1 155mm Howitzer was one of the main “Heavy” guns used by the US Army during World War II (M1A1 specifically refers to the most common carriage type mated to the M1 Howitzer). This powerful weapon was to destroy buildings, entrenchments and moderately dug-in artillery pieces. Its high arcing fire made it ideal for neutralizing enemy in defilade positions. There were 163 battalions equipped with the 155mm Howitzer during World War II, making it the third numerous type after the lighter 105mm and 75mm howitzers. It’s ability to fire a 100 pound shell in excess of 16000 yards , plus a sustained a rate of fire eight rounds per minute, gave the 155mm howitzer a much more powerful punch than it’s smaller cousins. The effectiveness of the 155mm howitzer is often cited as a major factor in Allied victory in Europe and its modern day equivalent (M777) still provides the back bone of US artillery support to this day.

Additional information about this Brickmania custom building kit:

The M1A1 155mm Howitzer kit includes the following features:

  • Fully elevating gun, in excess of 45°
  • Deployable carriage with firing pedestal, split tails, and deployable spades.
  • Made from 126 genuine LEGO® and BrickArms® elements
  • 1/35 scale matches other Brickmania models
  • Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years of building experience recommended)

About the M4 Hight Speed Tractor:

A need developed for a specialized vehicle to tow heavy artillery pieces to keep pace with the expected rapid pace of the mechanized armies during the liberation of Europe during World War II. The M4 High Speed Tractor was one such vehicle, designed with a 16-ton towing capacity, intended for towing medium to heavy artillery pieces. It was built on the chassis of the M3 Stuart medium tank, taking advantage of proven equipment and simplifying maintenance requirements. The M4 was equipped with a powerful towing winch, enclosed cab for the gun crew, and stowage bins for ready ammunition. Typically, when available, the M4 would be equipped two per gun, with one to tow the gun itself and the other with an additional ammunition trailer in tow.

Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:

The M4 High Speed Tractor kit includes the following features:

  • Includes BrickArms® M2HB .50 caliber machine gun
  • Functional tow winch and hoist
  • Crew cab with space for up to six minifigures
  • Stowage racks for up to eleven artillery shells
  • 1/35 scale matches other Brickmania models
  • Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years of building experience recommended)

Battle Pack Features and Extras:

  • 4 genuine LEGO® minifigures, with custom printed US Army uniforms, plus weapons and accessories from BrickArms®
  • 11 howitzer shells from BrickArms®
  • 751 total pieces from LEGO®, Brickmania, and BrickArms®
  • Only 50 copies available!

This Brickmania model kit is made from genuine unused LEGO, Brickmania, and BrickArms elements and is shipped disassembled. Also included are full-color printed building instructions and is packaged in a sealed box. All Brickmania building kits are limited production and may be discontinued at any time.

M1A1 Howitzer

The M1A1 Howitzer is also available as a stand-alone kit.

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