ACADEMY 1:35 M551 SHERIDAN AIRBORNE TANK model

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Sep 17, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

US AIRBORNE TANK

M551 SHERIDAN

THE M551 SHERIDAN WAS FIRST USED DURING THE VIETNAM WAR. CAPABLE OF BEING AIR-DROPPED BY PARACHUTE, THIS FEATURE GAVE WAY TO THE MORE RELIABLE LOW-ALTITUDE PARACHUTE EXTRACTION SYSTEM (LAPES) W THE M551 (MOUNTED ON A PALLET) WAS PULLED FROM A LOW-FLYING C-130 HERCULES BY DROGUE AND THEN MAIN PARACHUTES.

THE SHERIDAN WAS POWERED BY A 300hp V-6 WATER-COOLED, TURBO-CHARGED DIESEL WITH A 6-SPEED TRANSMISSION AND ITS HIGH-HORSEPOWER-TO-WEIGHT RATIO, GAVE IT A 40 mph TOP SPEED, AND A 375 MILE RANGE FROM ITS 160 gal FUEL TANK.

THE MAIN ARMAMENT CONSISTS OF A 152mm GUN/MISSILE-LAUNCHER, MGM51 ANTI-TANK MISSILE, AS WELL AS A M240 MACHINE GUN AND A 50 cal ANTI-AIRCRAFT MACHINE GUN.

THIS MODEL KIT FEATURES

HIGHLY-DETAILED HULL AND TURRET

OPEN OR CLOSED HATCHES

DETAILED MAIN GUN

MACHINE GUNS

ROCKETS

INFRARED AND TELESCOPIC SITES

ONE PIECE FLEXIBLE TRACKS

DECALS AND PAINT SCHEMES FOR 3 VARIATIONS

GLUE AND PAINT ARE NOT INCLUDED

KIT IS NEW, IN SEALED PKG.