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Dragon Armor - Diecast
--> LVT-(A)1, 708th Amphibious Tank Battalion - Ryukyus 1945
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LVT-(A)1, 708th Amphibious Tank Battalion - Ryukyus 1945
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14 years or older
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Static pre-assembled, pre-painted model
Made of both diecast and plastic.
Made in Hong Kong
- Open window display packaging
- Highly popular and collectible item
- True to 1:72 scale
- Fully accurate mold
- Fully assembled
- Includes protective display case
Dragon has already successfully recreated the LVT(A)-1 in 1:72 scale as a plastic kit. This highly accurate kit forms the basis for Dragon Armor’s new fully built-up version of this vehicle. The miniature model boasts a complicated suspension system, as well as a well-detailed deck upon which even the weld seams are visible. The turret is also well constructed, and it boasts a hollowed-out gun muzzle. Painted in realistic colors and with a suitable amount of weathering, this LVT(A)-1 comes in the markings of the 708th Amphibious Tank Battalion. It represents an actual vehicle that participated in the capture of the Ryukyu Islands in 1945. This is a fine replica of an interesting American amphibious fire support vehicle, and it constitutes a welcome addition to the Dragon Armor collection.
The first Landing Vehicles Tracked (LVT) were produced by the Food Machinery Corporation (FMC) for the US military. By the end of WWII a total of 18,621 LVTs had been manufactured. The LVT-(A)1 was employed as a fire support vehicle. It featured an M3 Stuart turret containing a 37mm M6 gun. It also bristled with five .30-cal machine guns. A total of 510 LVT(A)-1 vehicles were eventually produced. It could achieve speeds of 12km/h in water, and the vehicle weighed 13,180kg. This important amtrac was used in such battles as Saipan, Guam, Tinian and Peleliu during the bloody Pacific campaign.
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