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 in the European Theater of Operation. The 37mm gun did continue to be 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 useful because it could be manouvered by a squad of men or towed behind a quarter-ton 4x4 (aka JEEP). The 37mm could fire an "beehive" anti-personnel round in addition to the standard armor piercing ammunition.
Brickmania has previously released the 37mm gun as part of a larger Battle Pack, but this is the first time it is being sold as a stand-along mini kit.
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 polybag. All Brickmania building kits are limited production and may be discontinued at any time.