IDF M3 Mortar Carrier

    IDF M3 Mortar Carrier

    DRAGON Plastic model kit for the construction of an Israeli IDF M3 Mortar Carrier, in 1/35 scale.

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    Plastic kit from DRAGON, for the assembly of an Israeli tank transport vehicle of modern era, on 1/35 scale. Includes sprues with plastic parts, clear parts, assembly instructions, P.E. parts, metalic parts and decals.

    The M3 Gun Motor Carriage (GMC) was a United States Army tank destroyer equipped with a 75 mm M1897A4 gun, which was built by the Autocar Company during WW II. After observing the new and often decisive, uses of armored vehicles on both sides during the French campaign of 1940, the US Army decided that it required a 75 mm self-propelled gun, based on the chassis of the M3 Half-track. After the fall of France, the U.S. Army studied the reasons behind the effectiveness of the German campaign against the French and British forces. One aspect that was highlighted by this study was the use of self propelled artillery, however by 1941 there was little available in the U.S. Army's arsenal that could be used in such a role. The Army had a number of M1897A5 guns, sufficient for the mass-production for such a weapon, and the M3 half-track was coming into production. After some debate, the Army decided to place M1897A5 guns on the M3 half-track chassis,

    After WW II
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