1:144 US WWII
M4 Sherman 105mm
Sandbag Armour

Colour Options
Olive Green

Desert Sand



This is a five parts model featuring rotating turret.

The Sherman tank was the most widely used Allies tank in WWII. A lot of variations and updates were performed on the vehicles and some special purpose vehicles were also produced. Most often the Sherman was criticized for being out gunned and under armoured against the German Tigers and Panthers.

Both the M4 and M4A3 were upgraded/factory equipped with a 105mm M4 howitzer. They fired a powerful high explosive charge and were used as assault guns platoons. However the gun performed poorly as anti tank weapon and was rarely deployed against enemy tanks. But a HEAT (High Explosive Anti-tank) ammunition was available for self defense.

The 105mm Sherman was also the first to be equipped with a all vision commander copula.

Sherman tankers often improvised to "upgrade" their armour protection in the field and one way was stacking sandbags around the hull armour. They were useless against kinetic rounds but was thought to provide protection against German HEAT weapons such as Panzerfaust. This proofed to be more psychological than practical. Tests showed that such protection although can protect the Sherman from a frontal impact of Panzerfaust 60, a side attack of the weapon blew away the sandbags and still penetrated the armour.


(Diorama and figures NOT included)

Not "N" scale or 1:160.
Product of Hong Kong.