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invention that mounted the powerful 17 pdr anti-tank gun in a Sherman V. Our
model is based on the later Sherman V and is now available in plastic to tear
apart Panthers, Tigers et al at your command…
This is a variant of the American Sherman equipped with a powerful
17 pounder anti-tank gun. It soon became highly valued as the only British tank
capable of defeating the Panther and Tiger tanks it faced in Normandy at
standard combat ranges. In recognition of this, German tank and anti-tank gun
crews were instructed to attack Fireflies first. Between 2100 and 2200 were
manufactured before production wound down in 1945.
Often known as the 'Charlie' tanks in the field because of the 'c'
denoting them as rearmed with the 17-pdr. There were enough of them by D-Day to
issue 1 per troop, providing the British with a good answer to the threat of
the German big tanks.
As with all of our plastic vehicle kits, the Firefly comes with its own sheet
of waterslide decals with a variety of unit markings, tank names, and other
identifying markings to give your model that additional touch of realism when it
takes to the tabletop battlefield!
This product is supplied unassembled and unpainted. Glue and paints not
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