Tamiya 1/35 M8 U.S Howitzer
Tamiya 1/35 M8 U.S Howitzer is backordered and will ship as soon as it is in stock.
Delivery & Returns
Delivery & Returns
We use the Royal Mail, DHL Express or UPS for our customers. For UK addresses, deliveries under 10kg are a standard £4.95 via Royal Mail Tracked 48 Service. For orders over 10kg and overseas customers, postage is calculated for you at checkout once you have entered your postal address. Online exclusive products (such as trainers) will be delivered to you directly from the printer, separate from other items in your order, but your postage fee covers ALL items in your order.
If you are unhappy with your purchase, please email firstname.lastname@example.org within fourteen (14) working days of receiving your goods, and return it to us at the address below, in its original condition, unopened (with any seals and shrink-wrap intact) and we will issue you a full refund or replace it. Goods must be returned at your own cost. If the item is faulty, you do not need to return it, we will send you a replacement free of charge.
Recreate the U.S. Howitzer Motor Carriage M8 with a Tamiya 1/35 scale model kit.
The M8 was the first self-propelled howitzer to equip the U.S. Army during WWII. It combined the hull of an M5 light tank with an open-top turret which was armed with a short-barreled 75mm howitzer and a 12.7mm machine gun. The howitzer was capable of firing high-explosive, anti-tank, and smoke rounds up to a range of 8,800m. The vehicle was officially accepted in May 1942 and 1,800 examples were built from September of that year until January 1944. They were deployed starting from mid-1943 and they used their armament and mobility to good effect in the fire-support role in the Italian, Western European, and Pacific Theaters. After WWII, French forces also used the vehicle during the conflict in Indochina.
- Open top turret, howitzer, and overall form reproduced in rich detail.
- Accurately depicted suspension mechanisms.
- Commander, gunner, and loader figures included to enable creation of a simple diorama straight from the box.
- Comes with 3 types of markings.
Great little kit, ideal for a small diorama. Retooled I believe, and great value for money.
Although some of these older kits have been on the market for some time they make up into great kits. Good for younger modellers. The prices are good too.
Bought as good value for the price.