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Forces of Valor Engine Plus Series 801002B
M24 Chaffee Diecast Model
US Army 79th Tank Btn, Han River, South Korea, 1950, w/1 Figure

1:32 Scale   Length   Width
M24 Chaffee   6.75"   3.5"


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Because of several deficiencies a new tank was needed to replace the M-3 Stuart. The M-24, referred to by some as the Chaffee, was given angled armor thereby increasing its thickness. The M-24 was given a larger 75 mm gun as well as being the first US tank to use a torsion bar suspension. The M-24 didn't do very well in Korea against the T34/85 so it was given secondary roles to the M26 and M46. The M41 Bulldog replaced the M24 in US service y 1953.

Designated as the 79th in 1949. Company "A" saw its first combat action while supporting the 27th Infantry who, in July 1950 were driving back a major North Korean attack. The next action was as part of Operation Ripper where the enemy was driven back across the Han River. From there the 79th took part in several other successes in the Spring of 1951, Operations Dauntless, Detonate and Piledriver.

M24 Chaffee

Designed as a more heavily armored improvement over the M3/M5 Light Tanks, the M24 entered production in 1944. To help keep weight down, the front of the hull featured a realtively thin (approximately 1 inch thick) glacis, raked back at a 60 degree angle while armament was provided in the form of a lightweight 75mm gun, developed from the one on the B-25H Mitchell. While the larger gun was a significant improvement over that of the M5, the light armour still left the M24 vulnerable to most German tanks of the era.

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Forces of Valor Engine Plus Series

The Waltersons "Forces of Valor Engine Plus Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military vehicles in 1:32 scale featuring additional engine detail.

Waltersons "Forces of Valor Engine Plus Series" 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.
  • Accurately detailed engine.

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