Apresentamos mais uma miniatura de Viaturas da FEB.
Desta vez é a Viatura Blindada de Reconhecimento M - 8 Greyhound, utilizada pelo Esquadrão de Reconhecimento da FEB (pessoal de Cavalaria).
Segue a descrição do modelo, em inglês.
Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series HG3808
M8 Greyhound Diecast Model
Brazilian Army 1st Expeditionary Force, "Viva Brasil", Italy, 1944
1:72 Scale Length Width
M8 Greyhound 2.75" 1.25"
The Brazilian Expeditionary Force (BEF) began arriving in Italy in late July 1944 and on into February 1945. During the eight months of the Italian Campaign the Brazilians were the only South American country represented in WW II. They fought in many of the bloodiest and hard fought battles of the campaign and distinguished themselves several times. During their stay they managed to capture 20,573 Axis prisoners while sustaining a loss of 948 of their own. The first missions assigned the earliest BEF members was reconnaissance operations that lasted until the end of August 1944. To accomplish their task the 1st Division received 13 M-8 Greyhounds.
Designed to fill a need for a fast tank destroyer to replace the M6 37mm Gun Motor Carriage, the M8 Greyhound entered production in March 1943. Used by US and British troops, the M8 had a 37mm M6 gun and a Browning machine gun mounted in an open-topped turret. It was fast and reliable but had poor off-road performance, which meant it was severely limited in muddy and snowy conditions such as those in Northern Europe. When facing German armored vehicles the M8 was formidable but vulnerable—its guns could easily penetrate German armor, but its own thin armor wasn't enough to stop German 20mm autocannons.
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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series
The Hobby Master "1:72 Ground Power Series" presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military vehicles.
Hobby Master "1:72 Ground Power Series" diecast vehicles feature:
* Diecast metal and plastic construction.
* Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
* Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks on detailed non-rotating wheels.
* Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
* Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
* Clear acrylic display case to protect model.
Preço sugerido: US$ 22,00
Maiores informações em: http://www.flyingmule.com/products/HM-HG3808
Obs.: este M8 é o que se encontra nas fotos da tomada de Montese, rodeado de inúmeros civis.
Especificações do veículo
Peso: 7,8 toneladas
Dimensões: comprimento: 5m; altura: 2,25; largura: 2,54;
Blindagem: até 19mm
Motor: Hercules JXD 6 cilindros desenvolvendo 110hp
Desempenho: velocidade máxima: 90km/h; alcance: 563km
Armamento: uma arma de 37mm, uma metralhadora .30 e outra .50
Aqui está a foto do M8 que foi homenageado no brinquedo. Em algumas fotos desta sequencia, dá para visualizar o VIVA BRASIL.