Designed in the 1930's as the standard anti-tank gun for use by the US Army and Marine Corps during the build-up to World War II. It was quickly proven ineffective against heavier-than-anticipated armor on German and Italian tanks and was soon replaced by heavier 57mm, 3 inch and 90mm guns in Europe. The 37mm gun did continue to be widely used in the Pacific campaigns throught the war, being effective against the less sophisticated Japanese armor and light fortifications. The gun would be continually improved throughout the war and was particularly appreciated by the U SMarines, because it could be manouvered by a squad of men or towed behind a quarter-ton 4x4 utility vehicle (JEEP). The 37mm could fire an "beehive" anti-personnel and high explosive rounds in addition to the standard armor piercing ammunition.
Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:
This Brickmania model kit is made from genuine unused LEGO bricks and is shipped disassembled. Also included are full-color printed building instructions and is packaged in a sealed box. All Brickmania building kits are limited production and may be discontinued at any time.