The M24 Chaffee is an American light tank from the Second World War. 4,731 units were produced in the years 1944-1945. It successfully replaced another M3 / M5 Stuart light tank. The Chaffee was equipped with welded armor, two engines and a 75mm cannon previously designed for the B-25 Mitchell bomber. It was the first Western Allied tank to use torsion bars as suspension. It happened that soldiers opened fire on their own tanks, because the Chaffee chassis resembled the German Panzer II and the Panther. The tank was used in battles in France, Italy and the Third Reich. After the war, he remained in service with the American troops. It enjoyed great popularity and found many buyers around the world. The M24 was also used in the Korean War. Copies belonging to France fought in Indochina and Algeria. In the Vietnam War, they were used by the South Vietnamese army. Apparently, they are still in service with the Uruguayan army today!
You can build a perfectly reproduced model of the M24 Chaffee light tank from a set of 590 COBI construction blocks. The model has a working track traction, a rotating turret and a movable barrel. Two dummy engines can be found under the service hatch. The tower has an opening hatch and a machine gun. The model features durable prints that do not wear off even during intense play.
The set includes two figures of American soldiers. The first character is a tank commander equipped with an M3 submachine gun (Lubricator) and binoculars. He is accompanied by a dripping grease tank mechanic with a spanner. Both soldiers are wearing a new type of tank headphone!
The set will surely satisfy younger fans of blocks and adult collectors. Diorama builders will certainly use it to recreate the end of World War II. After minor modifications, the set will also work in theaters of war in Korea and Vietnam.
COBI construction blocks are a high-quality, safe Polish product entirely manufactured in the factory in Mielec in the Podkarpacie region.
Model dimensions (L x W x H): 20 cm (7.9 ") x 10.5 cm (4.1) x 11.5 cm (4.5")