Trumpeter M16 U.S. Half Track Multiple Gun Motor Carriage Model Kit

Trumpeter M16 U.S. Half Track Multiple Gun Motor Carriage Model Kit (TM00911)

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Half-track is a vehicle that utilizes both tracks and wheels as running gear.

Early 30s The U.S. Army purchased a license to develop half-tracks and experimented with half-track adapters.

The mobility of the vehicle improved markedly when using these adapters.

The best known American half-tracks were the M series made as a standardized design by Autocar, Diamond T, International and White.

The M series had a similar front end to the White M3A1 Scout Car but used more powerful engines: a 147bhp 6.3-liter White AX in the Autocar, Diamond T, and White, and a 143bhp 1HC in the International. Each version had four-speed gearboxes with two-speed transfer boxes and drive to the front axle as well as the tracked bogie.

The M series half-tracks were widely used by US forces in most theatres of the war, and were also supplied under the Lend-Lease Program to Great Britain, Canada and the Soviet Union.

A total of 41,170 were made. The M16 quadmount version of the half-track proved very successful and became the standard light anti-aircraft armored vehicle.

Length: 413mm

Width: 156mm

Height: 168mm 

Total Plastic Parts  482pcs 

Box Size  73.8x42.5x12.3cm 

Metal Parts  Cast metal chassis frames, numerous screws and stamping can mount racks and hinges 

Resin Parts  one large fret 

Photo Etched Part  one large fret 

Total Sprues  25 sprues plus cabs, compartment, chassis, rubber tires, rubber tracks, wheels 

Decal Marking  M-16, 4th Inf. Div. 

More Features  New compartment with interior details for M45D weapon mount.interior details for M45D weapon mount. 

Trumpeter M16 U.S. Half Track Multiple Gun Motor Carriage Model Kit