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Academy Military 1/35 M36B1 GMC US Army Tank Destroyer Kit

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Academy Military 1/35 M36B1 GMC US Army Tank Destroyer Kit

ACY-13279
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The M36 Jackson gun motor carriage (GMC) was introduced into the European theater in late 1944 to answer one of the main limitations of the M10 - armor piercing firepower. While the M10 had been relatively effective against the earlier Panzers, its 76mm gun was limited against the heavier armor of the newer Panther and Tiger tanks. The M36 addressed this limitation with a combination of a longer range 90mm main gun and the introduction of armor-piercing rounds. In fact, during the Battle of the Bulge, the M36 was one of the few armored vehicles that could hold its own against the Tiger and Panther.

The M36 would go on to serve in the Korean War, the Indo-Pakistan wars and even in the Balkans conflicts. Two other versions of the M36 were fielded, the M36B1 that was really an M36 turret on an M4A3 chassis, and the M36B2 which was an M36 turret mounted on a reconditioned diesel-powered M10A1 (M4A2) chassis.
  • Choice of drive sprocket styles
  • Choice of return roller styles Positionable crew hatches
  • Nice external stowage including pioneering tools
  • Choice of styrene and photo-etched light guards
  • Nice turret interior details including stowage and gun breech
  • Choice of two muzzle brake types on gun barrel
  • Choice of .30 or .50 caliber machine guns on turret rear pintle
  • Positionable barrel lock on engine deck

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