Italeri 1/35 US M4A3E8 Sherman Easy Eight 'Fury' Model Kit
Model Number: 6529
The Italeri 1/35 US M4A3E8 Sherman Easy Eight 'Fury' from the plastic tank model kit range accurately recreates the real life US medium tank from World War II, which featured in the film of the same name starring Brad Pitt. This model requires paint and glue to complete.
The box contains 2 track versions (T66 and T84E) made with a new rubber material, which can be glued and painted. New moulds for 2016.
The M4 Sherman medium tank was the primary tank used by the United States during World War II. It has been produced in a significant number of units ant it formed the backbone of United Stated armoured forces during at those time. it has been produced in several variants and versions The production of the M4A3E8 versions started at the end of 1944. The M4A3E8, adopting the nickname Easy Eight, took several technical improvements enhancing the Sherman operational effectiveness. The 76mm M1 high velocity gun had been flanked by a new horizontal volute spring suspension (HVSS) system able to ensure a better driving condition and to guarantee a higher speed. The “Easy Eight” participated to the final stages of World War II and took active part in the Korean War.
Model: 6529 US M4A3E8 Sherman Easy Eight 'Fury'
Reviewed by Graham Brown
Primarily designed to represent the fictional tank "Fury" from the film of same name, there is the choice of 2 alternative units and in general a pretty good model. Major plus points are a large supply of external boxes, blankets etc. which are regularly seen in photos of WW2 Shermans, and a choice of 2 excellent one piece flexible tracks. Minor criticisms would be a lack of clear plastic pieces for lights and vision blocks, also no crew figures or interior detail. The radio aerials are too thick & I would replace them with thin wire, and although white star decals are provided, many crews painted over them as they spoilt the camouflage.
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