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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series HG4409
FMC Corporation LVT(A)-2 Water Buffalo Diecast Model
USMC 3rd Amtrack Btn, Beach Green 1 , 1942

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
FMC Corporation LVT(A)-2 Water Buffalo   4.25"   1.75"

September 16, 1942 saw the activation of the 3rd Amphibian Tractor (Amtrac) Battalion that was assigned to the 3rd Marine Division that was also newly activated that day. After training the units left California and sailed to Auckland, New Zealand during February and March 1943. The 3rd AB took part in landings at Bougainville using 124 LVT-1s as well as Guam where they used 193 LVT-2 (Water Buffalos) and LVT-4s. Once again the 3rd AB provided 90 LVT-2s for assaults on Iwo Jima.

FMC Corporation LVT(A)-2 Water Buffalo

Designed as a military version of a civillian rescue vehicle (known as the Alligator), the LVT-1 first entered service during WWII. The original civilian model was developed in 1935 by Donald Roebling, who designed it to operate in swampy areas that were inaccessible to cars and boats. The US Marine Corps contracted Roebling to design a more seaworthy version for the military to use as cargo carriers for ship-to-shore operations-the resulting vehicle was so successful that it was also used for assault troop transport and fire support. It could carry 4,500 pounds of cargo or 24 fully-equipped troops and had two .30 cal. Machine guns for supporting fire.

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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale amphibious Landing Vehicle Tracked is a large model for this scale and has a nice, heavy feel. The lower portion of the hull is made from diecast metal with the upper portion in plastic, which allows for fine details such as hatches, rivets and delicate tie downs. Separately applied equipment such as grappling hooks and twisted cable add to this model's realism. Variants in the series include the LTV(A)-1-fitted with a rotating M3 Stuart turret with elevating 37mm gun and two rear-facing machine guns-and the LTV(A)-4, which has a rotating 75mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M8 turret with 50 caliber machine gun.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Ground Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military vehicles.

Hobby Master "1:72 Ground Power Series" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks on detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Clear acrylic display case to protect model.

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