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Oxford Diecast 1:76 Military 76SM004
Sherman III Diecast Model
British Army 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, #27, France, 1944

1:76 Scale   Length   Width
Sherman III   3"   1.5"

Oxford's Sherman III is a 1:76 scale replica of the USA produced Medium Tank M4/A2 which the Americans supplied to the Allies during World War II on a lend-lease basis. Produced between 1942 and 1945 in an amazing quantity of over 8000, the majority came over to Europe to assist the British Army and European partners against the enemy. The British re-named the tanks after US Generals, hence the Sherman name for the M4, which came with a 75mm M3 L/40 gun, supplemented by a secondary armament of two Browning machine guns. Powered by a General Motors twin 6-cylinder diesel engine, the MIII had a maximum speed of 48 km per hour and a fuel capacity of 560 litres of fuel.

This model is as deployed with the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, which had been formed as early as 1922 as a Cavalry Regiment in India, returning to the UK at the end of the decade. Its World War II deployment commenced in 1939, serving with various Armoured Divisions, including being under the command of the 8th Armoured Brigade. It was during this time that the Guards, using Sherman MkIII tanks, took part in the D-Day Landings on 6th June 1944. The Brigade had many notable achievements following D-Day and was the first armoured unit to cross the Seine, ultimately being deployed in Germany itself.

Decorated in dark green with its military number 27 printed on the turret, notice too the insignia of the 8th Armoured Brigade on the vehicle - a red fox on a yellow background. A tooling variation adds a rear turret box for this release, too. The caterpillar tracks are black and a final detail sees the Allied 5-pointed white Star in a white circle painted on the gun turret, visible to Allied aircraft in the air.

Sherman III

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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Oxford Diecast 1:76 Military

The Oxford Diecast "1:76 (HO-Scale) Military" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military vehicles.

Oxford Diecast "1:76 Military" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Detailed interiors
  • Detailed rotating wheels with rubber tires.
  • Realistic panel lines 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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