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U.S. M19 Tank Transporter with Hard Top Cab
U.S. M19 Tank Transporter with Hard Top Cab

model:63501

The proportional model:1:35

Browse the number:2158

introduceparameters

The Diamond T980/981 Tank Transporter was a heavy tank transporter, used in World War II and the following years.

Designed as a heavy prime mover for tank transporting, the Diamond T 980 was the product of the Diamond T Company in Chicago. In 1940 the British Purchasing Commission, looking to equip the British Army with a vehicle capable of transporting larger and heavier tanks, approached a number of American truck manufacturers to assess their models. The Diamond T Company had a long history of building rugged, military vehicles for the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps and had recently produced a prototype heavy vehicle for the US Army which, with a few slight modifications met British requirements and an initial order for 200 was very quickly filled.

The result was the Diamond T 980 (later 981), a vehicle which proved to be one of the most successful and memorable in its class. Powered by a 14.5 litre Hercules diesel engine, developing 201 bhp, it proved capable of the task of moving the heaviest tanks then in service.

Item No     63501
Item Name     U.S. M19 Tank Transporter with Hard Top Cab
Bar Code     890781635016
Scale     1:35
Item Type     Plastic Model Armor Kit
Model Brief     Length: 464mm   Width:82.5 mm  
Total Parts     750+
Metal Parts     n/a
Photo Etched Parts     2 pcs
Film Parts     n/a
Resin Parts     n/a
Total Sprues     17 sprues , cab and tires
Released Date     2013-09
More Features     >  Detailed multi-directional slide-molded cab.
>  Full drive train assembly complete with engine transmission, differential  housing and suspension units.
>  The main tires are hollow rubber with very good tread pattern included as well as sidewall det