Historical Miniature Wargaming, Military History, Plastic Army Men, & slush cast soldiers. Figures from Airfix, Italeri, Giant, Revell, Pegasus, Dapol, HaT, Ykreol, Imex, Orion, Strelets, and Roco Minitanks, Trident and Fidelis Models; as well as wargame rules. I also enjoy 54mm & 60mm Toy Soldiers from Tim Mee, Ideal, MPC, and Marx Toys! I have collected toy soldiers for over 55 years. You can eMail me at BunkerMeister45@aol.com
Friday, December 11, 2009
The Paul Heiser Models M4A1 late production hull with early 76mm gun turret T-23.
Sherman tanks were made by many different companies in real life, that's why there are so many different versions.
Some companies could do large metal castings and so they made cast hull Shermans.
The larger turret was made for the longer recoil and projectile size of the 76mm gun.
The original Sherman turret had only one hatch for the commander. Later this round hatch for the loader was installed. It allowed the crew to escape faster in the event the tank caught fire. These Paul Heiser Models are going to be great. They will be sold by Fidelis Models.