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Forces of Valor 95024
M4 Sherman T1E3 Mine Roller Diecast Model
US Army, Battling Bitch, Normandy, France, D-Day, June 6th 1944

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
M4 Sherman T1E3 Mine Roller   4.75"   1.5"

The M4 Sherman tank was the most widely used US tank of the Second World War. In addition to its primary role, it was adapted to special uses such as mine clearing. The British experience with the Germans' deadly antitank Teller mines in Libya led to an ambitious program in the United States to develop an effective mechanical mine exploder. The T1E3 mine roller consisted two sets of five discs weighing in at 29 tons. Each disc was eight feet in diameter and was driven by a mechanism attached to the final drive shaft of the M4 tank, an arrangement that greatly assisted mobility. Aberdeen Proving Ground personnel reported highly satisfactory test performance of the device and, in 1944, 100 of the minerollers were procured and sent to Europe. Several mine exploder battalions were in operation by the fall of 1944 and they proved invaluable as the Allies began to invade Germany where defensive belts of mines were common.

M4 Sherman T1E3 Mine Roller

The pilot model of the M4 was completed in September 1941, and the Sherman became the most widely produced tank of the war. The M4 Sherman defeated heavier tanks with superior numbers, and by using outflanking tactics to strike thinner enemy flank armor. Shermans also achieved success with progressively upgunned models and by working with tank destroyers. The Sherman tank--named by the British--was fast, maneuverable, mechanically reliable, easy to manufacture, and effective in its infantry support role. It served with the US Army and Marines during World War II, and the US transferred large numbers to the United Kingdom and allied forces of many countries.

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Forces of Valor's 1:72 scale M4 Sherman has a diecast metal hull, with a finely-detailed plastic 360-degree rotating turret that features true casting effects, a metal elevating cannon, a 50 caliber machine gun and a hand-painted crew figure that can be viewed through the commander's hatch. The hull includes an array of battlefield equipment such as tow cables, hatchets and shovels. This model has rolling rubber tracks and wheels, maintenance hatch details and a beautifully recreated suspension system, and is finished with weathering effects applied across the surface.

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Forces of Valor

The "Forces of Valor" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military vehicles.

"Forces of Valor" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Moving tracks on detailed rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.

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