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New in late 2002 from Tamiya USA

Below: full-page magazine ad in national scale-model publications

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Tamiya USA, one of the world's premier makers of scale-model vehicles and aircraft, honors the 3rd Armored Division with the addition of a 3AD Pershing M26 to its 1/16 scale Radio-Controlled Tank Series. More info is available on the company's website: WWW.TAMIYAUSA.COM.

Their current publicity on the release of the model includes the following:

"During the closing months of WWII, the Pershing Medium Tank filled the critical need for the U.S. to develop a lethal tank killer to deal with the formidable German armor of the period. Suddenly, from Fort Knox to Remagen, the bar had been raised on modern tank design. And now that same level of 'bar raising' design has been achieved by Tamiya with this latest release [late 2002]."

"Thorough research on an actual vehicle to reproduce every detail in scale is obvious, including the cast texture on the hull and turret. The powerful 90 mm gun and boat-like hull has been captured in the exacting Tamiya style. You'll also find separate engine grills and crew hatches, detailed on both the interior and exterior, which can be assembled in the open or closed positions. A fully articulating, independent suspension takes on whatever terrain you decide to throw at it (or under it). Accessories include both .30 and .50 caliber ammunition boxes, machine gun tripod, two lifelike figures and K-ration boxes."

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