M24 Chaffee – Italeri – Nr. 6502 – 1:35
The Chaffee was the last American light tank of WW2. The vehicle was intended as a replacement for the M5 Stuart. The design departed quite a lot from those of earlier light tanks. Twin Cadillac engines and Hydramatic transmission enabled the vehicle to achieve high speeds, while torsion-bar suspension granted it good cross-country capabilities.
A new lightweight 75mm gun packed decent firepower into the tank’s turret which, coupled with its low silhouette, was a nice advantage for a light tank. The M24 was used during the later part of World War II and in several post-war conflicts, from the Korean War to the First Indochina War.
Italeri first release of this kit was on 1986 by the number 244! Now we have 4 different released, this is the third, number 6502,and World of Tank online game is the fourth, not to mention a rebox of this kit from Tamiya as well.
The kit include a series of upgrades, like a metal gun barrel, revised moulds, new sprockets wheels, and the T72E1 Steel tracks for early versions moulded in separate plastic link by link.
- 1 vehicle option, U.S.Army, 1st Armoured Division, Italy, April 1945
- 1 vehicle option , U.S.Army, 3rd Infantry Division, Korea, 1951
- 1 vehicle option, U.S.Army, 752nd Tank Batallion, Italy, April 1945
- 1 vehicle option, French Army, Indochina, 1953