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The M26 Pershing was a heavy tank/medium tank of the US Army and was used in the last months of WW2 during the Invasion of Germany and extensively during the Korean War.
Intended as a replacement of the M4 Sherman, a prolonged development period meant that only a small number saw combat in Europe, notably in the 9th Armored Division’s dash to take the Ludendorff Bridge during the Battle of Remagen. In service during the Korean War, the M26 had better firepower and protection than the T-34/85 but struggled in the hilly and muddy terrain. It was withdrawn in 1951 in favour of its improved derivative, the M46 Patton, which had a more powerful and reliable engine and advanced suspension better able to handle the terrain. The lineage of the M26 continued with the M47 Patton, and was reflected in the new designs of the later M48 Patton and M60 Patton. A total of 2,202 units were produced in different variants.
Our kit will cover the following variants (proposed):
1) T26E3 (M26) with 90mm M3 gun – 2,000+ build
2) T26E4 (Super Pershing) with 90mm T15E2 gun – 25 build
3) T26A1 with 90mm M3A1 gun – ~1,200 converted
4) T26E2 (M45) with 105mm howitzer M4 – 185 build
Once the 3D drawings are approved, we will proceed to do prototyping for the M26. Enjoy!
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