CyberHobby 1/35 Sherman III DV

KIT #: 6527
PRICE: $46.65 SRP
DECALS: Two options
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Smart kit


The British received far more M4 medium tanks, approximately 17,000 (roughly 34% of all M4s produced), than any other Allied nation. The British practice of naming American tanks after American Civil War generals was continued, giving it the name General Sherman after Union General William Tecumseh Sherman, usually shortened to Sherman. The US later adopted the name and the practice of naming tanks after generals. In British usage, Sherman I=M4, Sherman II=M4A1 and so on. Additional letters denoted other features; A for 76 mm M1/M1A2 L/55 gun, B for the 105 mm M4 L/22.5 howitzer, C for the OQF 17 Pounder gun, and Y for the wider tracked HVSS type suspension. Now I know that none of these suffixes have anything to do with this kit. The DV actually stands for Direct Vision, the type of hull that does without periscope vision devices.


Sherman fans will be pleased that there is another version to add to the collection. This time, it is a British Sherman III, with all the goodies necessary to produce these tanks as they first were used in battle. As is the norm with Dragon/CyberHobby, they combine the best of previous sprues with new and upgraded bits to give you what you want. That includes:

Markings are for one tank with two units; COCKY from first the 41st RTR, 24th Armoured Brigade at El Alamein in November 1942,  and then a month later when it was part of C Squadron, the Royal Scots Greys. This appears to be in standard OD and desert tan (or possibly a dried mud coating).


Another great offering from Cyber-Hobby and in one of their one-time releases so get it while the getting is good.



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