[American tank that supported the German Federal Army in the early days]
In 1951 after World War II, the M47 Patton was the main battle tank of the US Army, which began production as a successor to the M46 Patton. The body inherited from the M46 is equipped with an air-cooled gasoline engine with an output of 810 horsepower, and the maximum speed is 48km / h. The main gun was equipped with a 50 caliber 90 mm rifle and was equipped with the latest stereo rangefinder at the time. Although more than 8,500 M47s were produced, the deployment period in the US military was short, and most were donated to Western countries such as Germany, France and Austria. Among them, Germany introduced about 1,100 tanks from 1956 to 1957 and deployed them in tank divisions and mechanized infantry divisions. It was operated as a German main battle tank in the early days. In addition, the German Federal Army M47 has a slender plate-shaped rain guard and a smoke gun launcher added to the turret to prevent rain from entering the engine room.
[About the model] A plastic model assembly kit for the M47 Patton. ★ 1/35 scale, total length 245mm, overall width 98mm. ★ The excellent kit from Italeri Inc. has been significantly upgraded and Tamiya parts have been added. ★ New parts are provided for the German Federal Army equipment such as smoke gun launchers on the side of the turret and the inter-vehicle display panel at the rear of the vehicle body, and the canvas cover attached to the shield. ★ The rain guard that prevents rain from entering the engine room is represented by punched plastic vans. ★ Adopted a belt type track that can be adhered and painted. ★ The commanders hatch is movable, and the gunners hatch is an open / close type. ★ One Tamiya doll, M2 heavy machine gun, ammo box, and miscellaneous goods box are also included. ★ In addition to the vehicles belonging to the German Federal Army, decals are also available for the Austrian Army.