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U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan Full-Option Kit [TAMIYA] 1U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan Full-Option Kit [TAMIYA] 2U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan Full-Option Kit [TAMIYA] 3U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan Full-Option Kit [TAMIYA] 4U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan Full-Option Kit [TAMIYA] 5U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan Full-Option Kit [TAMIYA] 6U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan Full-Option Kit [TAMIYA] 7U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan Full-Option Kit [TAMIYA] 8U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan Full-Option Kit [TAMIYA] 9U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan Full-Option Kit [TAMIYA] 10U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan Full-Option Kit [TAMIYA] 11U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan Full-Option Kit [TAMIYA] 12U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan Full-Option Kit [TAMIYA] 13U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan Full-Option Kit [TAMIYA] 14U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan Full-Option Kit [TAMIYA] 15U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan Full-Option Kit [TAMIYA] 16U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan Full-Option Kit [TAMIYA] 17U.S. Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan Full-Option Kit [TAMIYA] 18

This massive Tamiya R/C replica recreates the shape of the rather unique M551 Sheridan in 1/16 scale. The M551 was designed as airdrop capable armor with wading capabilities, a key concept as the U.S. took on the role of global policeman post-WWII. With an aluminum hull and rolled steel turret, it weighed just 15 tons, but had impressive firepower in the shape of the M81 152mm gun/launcher, which could fire standard rounds and MGM-51 Shillelagh missiles. The M551 was in service with active units from 1968 to 1996 and saw action in the jungles of Vietnam. 

Features

  • 1/16 scale R/C model assembly kit. Length: 408mm, width: 177mm, height: 186mm. 
  • Die cast components for suspension arms, sprocket wheels, idler arms and more offer excellent durability. 
  • Utilizes an aluminum gun barrel for superb accuracy. 
  • Offers a full range of movement: forward and reverse, a variety of turns, turret rotation and gun elevation. Suspension features a coil spring for each of the 10 suspension arms, giving the model excellent mobility. 
  • Firing of the main gun is accompanied by an LED flash, realistic recoil, and vehicle kickback. Machine gun also produces LED flashes when fired. 
  • Authentic engine and firing sounds were recorded from a full-size vehicle and are coordinated with model actions. A large speaker in the model ensures rich sounds. 
  • Turret upper section is secured by magnets, allowing hassle-free access to the electronics within. 
  • A plethora of lights are recreated, including the turret front searchlight. They can be operated via transmitter. 
  • Assembled link type tracks have elastomer recreations of the rubber pads for an authentic look. 

Separately Required Items

  • 4ch transmitter (self-neutral stick type with lever-type 4ch trims), Tamiya ATTACK 2.4GHZ RADIO SYSTEM recommended for complete compatibility with included Multi-Function Unit control system.
  • 4ch receiver
  • battery pack
  • battery charger, and
  • batteries for transmitter
  • Tamiya model paint

 

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