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The third full-option kit to make its appearance is the U.S. Medium Tank M26 Pershing that fought during the end of WWII and throughout the Korean War. Tamiya keeps increasing its knowledge about R/C tanks and improving the realism of their movement and sound to make their appearance even more striking.
Two-channel or four-channel RC unit is necessary to operate this kit. 7.2V Tamiya Racing Pack (or equivalent) and charger are also required.
Model Characteristics This is the 1/16 electric radio-control assembly kit of the U.S. Medium Tank M26 Pershing that made its appearance during the end of WWII.
Overall length: 536mm, overall width: 218mm, overall height: 197mm. Despite its large scale, the model has been thoroughly and accurately reproduced.
Not only can the model move forward and backward and turn with a great sense of power, but the turret can be rotated and the gun raised and lowered. Recoil of the gun and movement of the hull during shooting are also perfectly reproduced and synchronized.
The sound of the engine has been recorded from a real Ford GAF Liquid cooled V8 engine, the metallic clanking sound of the tracks and the sound of the shooting of the main gun adapt to the model's movement. Moreover, this kit features headlights and brake lamps that light-up and main gun and front machine gun that flash.
About the Engine Sound The sound of the engine was digitally recorded from a real Ford GAF liquid cooled V8 engine of the M26 Pershing at the Ropkey Armor Museum. All the variation of sound of the real engine but also all the metallic clanking of the track has been thoroughly recorded.
Correction The instructions for "Preparing for Operation" on page 2 of the Operations Manual has been replaced with these instruction. Please refer to these instructions for recharging battery.
Charging battery is required before operation. Charge battery after detaching from the model. Remove screws from right and left driver's hatches, then lift the front upper hull 1cm to take the battery out. When detaching battery, be careful not to misplace cables to avoid hindering turret rotation or other movement. When charging, follow the instructions supplied with battery and charger.