The basic M26 Pershing set, which includes a tank and a figure, was added to in the EXECUTIVE EDITION version with the model of the American M5 cannon. The set also includes four exclusive figures and a black nameplate. The additional elements are only available in the EXECUTIVE EDITION version and we do not plan to release them separately.
The tank and cannon models have been carefully designed in a 1:28 scale using 1065 COBI construction blocks. The models have movable elements including working tracks, rotating wheels, raising and lowering barrels of the tank and cannons, a rotating turret, opening hatches and an engine service hatch. The set includes new figures representing the tank's crew. Noteworthy is the exclusive figure inspired by an American general who became the president of the USA after the war. The blocks and figures are covered with high-quality prints that do not wear off during intensive use. The whole set is completed by a black plate with the name of the extended EXECUTIVE EDITION set.
The Pershing provides many hours of exciting construction. Realistic COBI block models will surely attract the attention of mature and younger fans of blocks, history and military technology. The set is also a perfect complement to the Historical Collection dedicated to the Second World War.
Modern Pershing tanks that served in the last months of World War II were characterized by high efficiency. Mostly they ended up in General Patton's army, where they did a great job. The production of the tanks began in 1944 and continued until the following year. About 2,200 units were produced. The tank was equipped with armor up to 102mm thick and an effective 90mm M3 cannon. The end of World War II did not mean the end of the service of the Pershing. They went into battle again during the Korean War of 1950-1953.
The 3-inch M5 gun was produced between 1942 and 1944 and around 2,500 were produced during that time. They were used during the Italian campaign and on the Western Front, including during the offensive in the Ardennes. They were the preferred equipment of tank destroyer battalions. M3 Half-Track APCs were used for their towing. Despite their effectiveness the cannons were not very mobile. After the end of the war they were withdrawn from active service. Since 1953, several cannons have been equipment of the Presidential Salute Battery, in which they are used for ceremonial purposes and to make salutes.
The cannon will perfectly match the M3 Half-Track set (COBI-2536). Also, owners of the LIMITED EDITION Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk (5816) set can add it to the President and Honor Guard figures available in the set with the helicopter.
- 1,065 high-quality components
- Produced in the EU by a company with over 20 years of tradition
- Meet the safety standards for products for children
- Fully compatible with other brands of construction blocks
- Blocks with prints do not scratch or smear and do not fade during play or under the influence of temperature
- Clear and intuitive instructions based on illustrations and step-by-step directions
- Pad printed
- 5 figures, including 4 available only in this set
- Tank model
- Cannon model
- Black nameplate with the name of the set
- 1:28 scale