Cyber Hobby 1/35 BEUTEPANZER M4A2 75
|REVIEWER:||Scott Van Aken|
The M4 Sherman was the most widely produced American tank of WWII, and it equipped several Allied armies. The diesel-engine M4A2 was never used in combat by the U.S. Army, but it was fielded by the USMC, the UK, France, Poland and the Soviet Union. A great many M4A2 Shermans were supplied as Lend Lease vehicles to the USSR during its time of desperate need as it fought for survival. In fact, with approximately 4250 M4A2 tanks sent to Russia, it was supplied in larger numbers than any other British or American tank. Around half of this figure had 75mm guns.
Naturally, it would be normal that some of these would be captured by the Germans and put to use. In fact, I think that nearly all the Axis countries used captured vehicles in battle to help make up for losses that could not easily be replaced.
As mentioned, the instructions are not as large as the norm and from what Blair stated in his article on another boxing, there was no problem with mis-numbered parts. All the color info is Gunze and Model Master. The lone markings option is pretty much basic insignia with a fetching three color camouflage scheme.
As this is a limited release kit, if you want one you'll have to grab it quick as Shermans are quite popular. It is stated by pundits that the armor tables at model contests are full of "Shermans and Germans". Well now you can have both in one kit!
http://en.wikipedia.org April 2009
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