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Gaso.Line Master Fighter MF48563UK
M5 Stuart Display Model
British Army 6th Guards Tank Bgd, Operation Veritable, 1945

Limited Edition

1:48 Scale   Length   Width
M5 Stuart   3.75"   1.75"

The M3 Stuart, officially Light Tank, M3, is an American light tank of World War II. It was supplied to British and Commonwealth forces under lend-lease prior to the entry of the U.S. into the war. Thereafter, it was used by U.S. and Allied forces until the end of the war. A further modification of the M3, the M5 entered production in April 1942. By June 1944 a total of 8,884 vehicles in two variants had been produced. The tank was used in all theaters of war.The British service name "Stuart" came from the American Civil War Confederate general J. E. B. Stuart and was used for both the M3 and the derivative M5 Light Tank.

M5 Stuart

With its twin Cadillac V-8 engines, the M5 was designed to relieve the demand for the radial aero-engines used in its predecessor, the M3. Initially called M4, the tank was redesignated M5 in an effort to avoid confusion with the M4 Sherman. The M5's 37mm main gun provided inferior firepower but the 50 caliber machine gun became a favorite of gunners. This tank's armament was effective and its mobility was impressive at a top speed of 36 MPH. The British were the first to use this American tank, giving it the name Stuart after Civil War General J.E.B. Stuart.

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Gaso.Line Master Fighter

The Gaso.Line "Master Fighter" model range presents ready made resin models of military vehicles.

Master Fighter display model vehicles feature:

  • Molded resin construction with no assembly required.
  • Metal barrels, photo-etched metal grills and surface details.
  • Rotating turret and accurate hull.
  • Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks and detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Clear acrylic display case to protect model.

Why Resin?
It's very expensive to produce die-casting molds, and manufacturers must sell a large number of models from each mold in order to recoup development costs. Some subjects are so obscure that it's difficult to sell large quantities of them. Resin-casting is a much simpler and less expensive process, and manufacturers can use it to make limited runs of models that can't be cost effectively manufactured in diecast metal. With resin-cast models, collectors can add fascinating and unusual subjects to their collections without the time and difficulty of assembling and painting a model kit.

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