Thursday, February 18, 2010

M48 Tank

This is an HO scale die cast M48 tank. I got it at a toy store years ago, but they still appear now and again.
It is a later production version than the Roco Minitank. Roco makes one with the original engine, but later they were given the same engine as the M60 series tanks, and that made them have the raised engine deck as seen here.

Before the paint was stripped off, this was a pretty good vehicle but the paint was so heavy it obscured some of the details. The tracks were rubber and did not look good.

I replaced the tracks with Roco tracks from the spares box.

I will probably upgun some of these with the 105 mm gun found on late production M48 series tanks and perhaps a new cupola. Plenty of work to do.

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