Product description. Late WWII-Korean War era US Army heavy tank, experimental variant M26 armed ...4.4/5(55)
5 rows · The U.S. Medium Tank M26 Pershing made its appearance at the end of WWII to allow the American ...4.6/5(99)
US Med Tank M26 Pershing T26E3. This is a plastic model kit of the 1/35 Scale M26 Pershing U.S. Medium Tank Plastic Model Kit from Tamiya. (42)5/5(42)
M-26A1 PERSHING. This is the DML M-26A1 PERSHING plastic model military vehicle 1/35 scale. (1)
Late WWII US Army heavy tank, Super Pershing prototype based on the original T26E1 pilot armed with new T15E1 90mm gun (73 caliber with much higher muzzle velocity comparable in performance to …4.8/5(22)
Oct 26, 2009 · HobbyBoss' newest offering is the M26 Pershing. It's not the only one in this scale, but this one offers a workable suspension, detailed engine bay, positional hatches for crew, engine, and stowage, with markings for two vehicles.
20 rows · The M26 Pershing was a heavy tank/medium tank of the United States Army. The tank was …Manufacturer: Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant, Fisher …
M26 Pershing Heavy Tank. This is the 1/35 Scale M26 Pershing Heavy Tank Plastic Model Kit from Hobby Boss. Suitable for Ages 14 & Up. (3) Hobby Boss # hbo82424. $38.59.5/5(3)
10 rows · 1/48 scale of the United States Army main battle tank M26 Pershing, plastic model assembly ...4.8/5(12)
We're celebrating 35 years! Subscribe now and celebrate with us! Login or Register. Subscriber Benefits Why Join? Accurate Miniatures B F4U-5 Corsair in Honduran markings. Top 5 Weathering Techniques. Snapshot: Stretching sprue and plastic stock. Tamiya Nashorn, Eduard Spitfire Mk. Building and Detailing Aircraft. Desert War Modeling. Subscribe Renew Digital Gift. COM Enter keywords or a search phrase below: Search. By Tom Foti October 26, Kit: No. HobbyBoss' newest offering is the M26 Pershing. It's not the only one in this scale, but this one offers a workable suspension, detailed engine bay, positional hatches for crew, engine, and stowage, with markings for two vehicles. Building the hull bottom and interior panels posed no issues other than filling in some ejector-pin marks. The workable suspension's torsion bars were only keyed on one end, making alignment and pre-loading tricky. The good news is that if you want to display the model in a diorama, it is easy to show wheel deflection. For the rest, just glue the axles at their normal height. The upper hull has separate front and rear fender ends. This makes it easier to show the model without them. Storage boxes have separate lids so the interior can be shown, and the cleanly molded pieces of the separate engine-bay hatches makes it easy to display them open. I built up the motor and drivetrain, and applied a wash before installing these parts in the bay. The final drives needed a little sanding to fit. Due to the overhead armor, you only get to see the engine from the sides. I got to hear the M26's Ford GAF motor at a museum a few years ago; it sounded like a big truck with open headers! You'll find the engine fire wall interferes with installing the turret. Building the turret, don't cut holes as deeply as the instructions indicate to mount the. The gun barrel and muzzle brake are two-piece moldings. I painted the model with Gunze olive drab for U. For the national marking on the engine deck, I used Verlinden's stencil over the uneven surface. You can choose between the 73rd Tank Battalion's Margaret and an unknown unit. Looking at reference books for Margaret, I noticed that the front side storage box markings and the names for the driver and assistant drive were missing form the kit's sheet. The decals went down fine over a gloss coat. I spent 25 hours on my Pershing. In spite of the instruction sheet and torsion bars, it was a fun build, but because of the suspension, I can recommend this kit only to intermediate and advanced modelers. I've heard rumors of a "Super Pershing" being in the works at HobbyBoss. I hope so! Read more model kit reviews. Browse our line of downloadable articles. Takom T Product Announcements: September, 21 Online Reader Gallery: September 20, Online Reader Gallery: September 13, Product Announcements: September 9, Online Reader Gallery: September 7, Armor Modeling from A to Z. Damaged Magazine Issues. Airbrushing Techniques DVD. Want to leave a comment? Only registered members of FineScale. Registration is FREE and only takes a couple minutes.
It had very heavy armor, a 90 mm gun, and was almost unbeatable against the german Tiger, panzer IV, Panther, Leopard, and multiple tank destroyers late in the war. Product Announcements: September, 21 Infantrymen could then communicate with the tank, for close support, even in the midst of battle. Many M26s were hastily reconditioned and shipped. Only after Normandy were some efforts made to develop a new tank from the T A Pershing tank. Due to the overhead armor, you only get to see the engine from the sides. List Category. The T26E3 was the production version of the T26E1 with a number of minor modifications made as the result of field testing. What happened next was described by the T26E3 gunner Cpl. The transmission had three speeds forward and one reverse. These were also rubberized. Lesley J. By mid, both the British and US had undertaken upgrades in armor and guns on the Sherman, and developed tank-hunters instead of mass-producing a brand new model. Army Ordnance began work on a follow-up tank. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. Converted from M26 tanks. In September—October , a series of discussions occurred over the issue of beginning production of the T26E1, which was advocated by the head of the Armored Force, General Jacob Devers. At a lower position was found the manual traverse lock, which was used when the turret was reversed and gun lowered and attached for transportation. Retrieved 13 November Although months were needed to train crews and maintenance teams, the first real operations began in western Germany in February-March These tanks all had rear-mounted Continental air-cooled radial aircraft engines and a front sprocket drive. The T26 added upgraded armor to the mix, with a new mm 4 in thick glacis and reinforced hull. Retrieved 25 August Added to this, the Detroit Tank Arsenal also joined this effort, releasing some additional tanks in March Lack of funds postwar prevented conversion of all of the M26 tanks to the M From mid to mid, development of the 90 mm up-armored T26 prototype continued to proceed slowly due to disagreements within the U. The new Wright engine and short transmission gave it a low profile, as opposed to the Sherman. Clarence Smoyer:. I painted the model with Gunze olive drab for U. Any attempt to armor and gun tanks so as to outmatch antitank guns is foredoomed to failure New cast turret mounting the 76 mm gun used for the 76 mm M4. On 4 April, between Weser and Nordheim, the Super Pershing engaged and destroyed a German tank, or something resembling a tank, at a range of 1, yd 1, m. I've heard rumors of a "Super Pershing" being in the works at HobbyBoss. Army Ordnance decided to test several electrical systems on the next T23 Medium Tank , mainly the transmission. It's not the only one in this scale, but this one offers a workable suspension, detailed engine bay, positional hatches for crew, engine, and stowage, with markings for two vehicles. Army had no doctrinal use for a heavy tank at the time. Army tanks. Subscribe now and celebrate with us! I would suspect that 30mph was the maximum tested speed ie the fastest they got it to run under ideal circumstances during trials while 25 was the maximum conventional speed. M26 Pershing. The first units to be called were the four infantry division stationed in Japan, only counting a few M24 Chaffees and howitzer support models. In , the need to replace the M4 was not apparent, and the U. New Zealand. There was an infantry telephone fitted on the back panel of the engine compartment, inside an armored box.
The M26 Pershing descended from a long series of medium and heavy tank prototypes, dating back from During the war, heavy tank development had been long delayed or given low priority since the US Army, USMC and Allied forces required a mass-built, good-all-around medium tank, which took the shape of the Medium M4 Sherman. By , the High Command was aware of the limitation of the M4 when facing German tanks. By mid, both the British and US had undertaken upgrades in armor and guns on the Sherman, and developed tank-hunters instead of mass-producing a brand new model. However, by the fall of , these stopgap measures proved insufficient, and the innovative M26 was eventually pushed forward for production. But it was a bit too late. The Pershing saw little combat and mostly soldiered during the Cold War, starting with Korea. At last, the crews had the ideal tank to deal with German armor, but historians and authors still debate about the causes of such delays. Could the Pershing have been a game changer if introduced earlier? Development of the T20 Medium Tank started as an upgrade over the M4 in This new tank had common features with earlier models, notably the characteristic suspension HVSS bogies, roadwheels, return rollers, drive sprockets and idlers. By May , a mock-up of the T20 had been already produced. Army Ordnance also ordered the development of the M6 heavy tank , which would prove a dead end. The main feature of the T20 was the lower silhouette and more compact hull, allowed by the availability of the new Ford GAN V-8 combined with a rear transmission and rear sprocket drive layout. This engine was an early attempt to produce a V12 with similar layout and performances to the Rolls Royce Merlin, but development was stopped and the engine was turned into a smaller V8. Other improvements included a sturdier horizontal volute spring suspension HVSS , a longer barrel version of the 75 mm 2. The weight and width were very similar to the M4, allowing transportation in similar conditions. However, the T20 also pioneered the Torqmatic transmission, which proved highly problematic during trials. Problems with the Torqmatic dictated a return to the M4 transmission, leading to the T Variants of this medium tank also tested an autoloader, thus reducing the turret crew to just two. In , the need to replace the M4 was not apparent, and the U. Army Ordnance decided to test several electrical systems on the next T23 Medium Tank , mainly the transmission. These entered service but, because of maintenance and supply problems, only operated on U. The T25 was a new design, up-armored and up-gunned. This was done as it was clear, after the first encounters with German upgraded Panzer IVs , Panthers and Tigers , that the M4 was less up to the task than previously thought. The debate was heated, but finally, a breach opened and clear-cut decisions were taken after the reports came from Normandy. Meanwhile, a series of T25s was built, inaugurating a new, far larger cast turret derived from the one on the T23, in order to accommodate a 90 mm 3. The T26 added upgraded armor to the mix, with a new mm 4 in thick glacis and reinforced hull. Performance decreased, and triggered reliability and maintenance issues, as their engine and transmission were not designed to cope with the additional stress. The T26E1 was the prototype upon which the upgraded production version T26E3 was based on. After a small pre-series, this was standardized as the M Compared to the Sherman and previous models, the Pershing was revolutionary. The new Wright engine and short transmission gave it a low profile, as opposed to the Sherman. The glacis plate was one of the thickest ever fitted on an American tank to that point. The large tracks fitted with soft steel shoes contributed to lowering the ground pressure and giving better grip on soft terrain. Above them, two wide mudguards mounted large storage bins for tooling, spares and equipment. The drivetrain, modeled and tested on the T26, counted six pairs of rubberized roadwheels, each fitted on its own wheelarm. They were connected to the torsion bars by the way of an eclectic spindle, and each was also connected to a bumpstop, which limited the motion of the arm. Three out of the six received extra shock absorbers. There was also one idler identical to the roadwheels at the front and one sprocket at the rear, on each side. The idlers could be precisely adjusted to the track thanks to a large notch. This meant that the idler could be displaced forward or backward and thus change the track tension. There were also five return rollers. The tracks were a new model, but rather classic in appearance, each link being articulated with wedge bolts and having a two-piece center guide. These were also rubberized. Construction called for large cast sections, front and rear, attached to the hull sides and welded together.