UK Sherman VC Firefly (Print on Demand)

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Description

The Sherman Firefly was a tank used by the United Kingdom and some Commonwealth and Allied armoured formations in the Second World War. It was based on the US M4 Sherman, but fitted with the powerful 3-inch (76.2 mm) calibre British 17-pounder anti-tank gun as its main weapon. Originally conceived as a stopgap until future British tank designs came into service, the Sherman Firefly became the most common vehicle mounting the 17-pounder in the war.

During the war, the British Army made extensive use of Sherman tanks. Though they expected to have their own tank models developed soon, the previously rejected idea of mounting the 17-pounder in the existing Sherman was eventually accepted, despite initial government resistance. This proved fortunate, as both the Cruiser Mk VIII Challenger and Cruiser Mk VIII Cromwell tank designs experienced difficulties and delays.

After the difficult problem of getting such a large gun to fit in the Sherman’s turret was solved, the Firefly was put into production in early 1944, in time to equip Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery’s 21st Army Group for the Normandy landings. It soon became highly valued, as its gun could almost always penetrate the armour of the Panther and Tiger tanks it faced in Normandy, something no other British Army tank could reliably do at that time.

This is a high quality 3D Print On Demand product.

You must choose the quantity and scale you wish to order. Your order will be placed in to the production queue and shipped as soon as they are ready.

  • 3D Print On Demand products are true-scaled, meaning as close to scale to real life vehicle in all dimensions.
  • 3D Print On Demand products are multi-piece models and some assembly is required.
  • 3D Print On Demand products come cleaned and ready to assemble and paint.
  • 3D Print On Demand products are produced in either white or grey PLA (as available).

Additional information

Weight 10 g
Dimensions 100 × 100 × 100 mm
Scale

1:56 (28mm), 1:100 (15mm), 1:144 (12mm)

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