New Releases: M4A1 Sherman Tank & USATC 40 Foot Flat Car – 1/48th Scale Brick Railroad Kits
About the M4A1 Sherman Tank – 1/48th Scale Brick Building Kit:
Perhaps the best known Allied tank during World War II, the M4 Sherman was designed to replace the M3 Lee. Named for the eccentric Union General William T. Sherman, the Sherman medium tank was mass produced to help offset better-armed German tanks such as the Tiger and Panther. The American war machine produced over 50,000 Sherman tanks between 1941 and 1945.
The Sherman chassis was used for several dozen different variants. Among these variants, several were specialized for mine clearance, rocket battery, or as a self-propelled howitzer. The standard M4 Sherman was equipped with a Continental R975 gasoline-powered engine and could achieve a top speed of 21 miles per hour. Stock Sherman examples were armed with two machine guns and a 75mm cannon and could handle all but the heaviest German tanks. Although they struggled against German armor, the Allies found success in overwhelming the slower German tanks by deploying five or more Sherman tanks against the same target.
The Sherman was also deployed during the Korean War but was eventually replaced by the M46 Patton.
- Engine: Continental R975 C1 radial petrol
- Speed: 21 mph (34 km/h)
- Range: 120 mi (193 km)
- Crew: 5
- Armament: 75mm main cannon, 2x 7.62mm machine guns
- Radio: SCR 508
Additional information about this Brickmania building kit:
The M4A1 Sherman Tank – 1/48th Scale Brick Building Kit comes with the following features
- 1/48th scale to match Brickmania Railroad models
- Includes 338 genuine new-condition LEGO® and Brickmania Elements
- Sophomore Skill Level (2–4 years of experience with LEGO is recommended)
- Includes full-color printed building instructions
Click here to pick up your own own M4A1 Sherman Tank – 1/48th Scale Brick Building Kit today! Also, take a look at the USATC 40 Foot Flat Car – 1/48th Scale Brick Railroad Kit for carrying and displaying your new Sherman!
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.