U.S. M5A1 Stuart Light Tank ROC Army 3rd Company 1st Bttn. 3rd Armored Regiment Oct 1949 Scale 1/72 HG4902 U.S. M5A1 Stuart Light Tank ROC Army 3rd Company 1st Bttn. 3rd Armored Regiment Oct 1949 Scale 1/72 HG4902 U.S. M5A1 Stuart Light Tank ROC Army 3rd Company 1st Bttn. 3rd Armored Regiment Oct 1949 Scale 1/72 HG4902
U.S. M5A1 Stuart Light Tank ROC Army 3rd Company 1st Bttn. 3rd Armored Regiment Oct 1949 Scale 1/72 HG4902

U.S. M5A1 Stuart Light Tank ROC Army 3rd Company 1st Bttn. 3rd Armored Regiment Oct 1949 Scale 1/72 HG4902

U.S. M5A1 Stuart Light Tank ROC Army 3rd Company 1st Bttn. 3rd Armored Regiment Oct 1949
Scale 1/72
HG4902

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U.S. M5A1 Stuart Light Tank ROC Army 3rd Company 1st Bttn. 3rd Armored Regiment Oct 1949 Scale 1/72 Authentic Detailing Pre-Painted by professionals Accurate paint colors Markings Tampo (pad) applied Fully Assembled Die-Cast Model True to Scale (1:72) Turret turns Metal turret and main gun Realistic tracks With the German victories in Europe using mobile firepower the development of light tanks became a priority. In early 1942 the GMC Cadillac Division developed the M5 series called the Stuart by the British. By September 1942 the improved M5A1 was developed. Originally equipped with a .30 caliber anti-aircraft machine gun most tank crews upgraded to the .50 caliber machine gun. In Europe the Stuart proved too ineffective against the larger German AFV’s making it an easy target. The M5A1 proved adequate in the Pacific against Japanese armor. October 25, 1949 during the Chinese Civil War the People's Liberation Army troops landed on Greater Quemoy Island (Kinmen Island). The PLA forces were met by the ROC 18th Army and M5A1s of the 1st Bn, 3rd Tank Regiment. The PLA were beaten back and dug in at Guningtou. On October 26, around 1000 PLA reinforcements landed but on October 27 the PLA were running out of supplies and forced to surrender. Because of the M5A1 actions it was nicknamed “the Bear of Kinmen”.
Additional Info
  • Stock#
    HHG4902
  • Brand
    Hobby Master
  • Color
    Camouflage
  • Type
    Tank
  • Vehicle Model
    M5
  • Era
    World War II
  • Country
    United States
  • Scale
    1:72
Warning: Choking Hazard! Contains small parts. Not a toy. Not for children under 3 years.
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