1:144 US WWII
Sherman Calliope
(Rocket Launcher, T34)

Turret for conversion

This Calliope System model is for converting existing 1:144 Takara Sherman tank into Sherman Calliope (Rocket Launcher, T34).

As requested by customer, the turret conversion provides a easy way to upgrade existing Shermans. Simply paint and plug in the whole turret. This model is a one piece model, UNPAINTED. Designed to fit Takara M4A3 Sherman tanks from the Battle of the Bulge series. Pivot pin diameter is roughly 2.9mm. Material is flexible, so might work with other versions from other suppliers with slight modification.

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.

The Sherman Calliope was a successful attempt to mount the T34 Calliope System on a Sherman tank. The system was a multiple rocket launch system with 60 X 107mm rocket launching tubes. The system utilized the Sherman's turret rotation and gun elevation as means of operation. The Sherman Calliope was able to deliver massive indirect support fire. But the effect, like other similar systems such as Soviet Katyusha or German Nebelwerfer, are more psychological than physical. About 200 were made in 1944.



Painted sample of the Calliope:
The following photos show the unpainted/painted Calliope on a Takara M4A3 Sherman chassis.
(Takara M4A3 Sherman chassis NOT included)

The following photos show the unpainted/painted Calliope on a Takara Firefly Sherman chassis.
(Takara Firefly Sherman chassis NOT included)

Not "N" scale or 1:160.

The model is fabricated with state of the art "3D Printing" technology. Highly detailed. Product of Hong Kong.