Israeli M38 – 4x4 Truck with Recoilless Rifle

Brickmania
$120.00
Current Stock:
32
SKU:
BKM1097
Availability:
Preorder
Weight:
0.65 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Designer:
Nathan Parker
Piece Count:
150 LEGO®, Brickmania® & BrickArms® elements
Minifigs:
2
Skill Level:
Sophomore (2 of 5)

About the Israeli M38 – 4x4 Truck with Recoilless Rifle:

The M38 4x4 truck was an upgrade of its famed World War II predecessor. The M38 was a combat version of the civilian CJ-3A with several upgrades to make it mission ready. These included stronger frame and suspension, and the ability to drive completely submerged. Additional upgrades included blackout lamps, headlight guards, and pintle mounts for pioneer tools. The M38 and its subsequent variants were outfitted to complete almost any task required of it. Also like its predecessor, the M38 served all over the world with various allies of the United States.

As Israel was founded as an independent state, the Israeli Defense Forces needed ready-made machines to defend its newly minted borders. The M38 served in similar capacities in Israel as it did in the United States as a utilitarian vehicle. During the Six Day War, Israeli M38 utility trucks served alongside infantry and armored units of the IDF. Specialized versions were equipped with M40 106mm recoilless rifles to aid in anti-armor and anti-material action. The IDF was largely outnumbered on the ground by the combined Arab armies, so the M38 with recoilless rifle offered added punch to the Israeli ground forces.

Specifications:

Wheelbase: 80 in (2.03 m)
Height: 74 in reducible to 55 in (1.40 m)
Ground clearance: 9 1⁄4 in (0.23 m) at the rear axle
Payload: 1,200 pounds (544 kg) on road, 800 pounds (363 kg) off road.
Power: 60 hp (45 kW) at 4,000 rpm
Torque: 105 lb-ft (142 N⋅m) at 2,000 rpm
Maximum speed: 60 mph (97 km/h)
Range: 220 mi (354.1 km)

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

This sprightly model includes one driver and one gunner minifig with printed features and uniforms. Featuring a spare tire, fold-down windscreen, and the massive M40 recoilless rifle, it’s sure to become a favorite piece in your collection.

Model Statistics:

Designed by Nathan Parker
150 LEGO®, Brickmania® & BrickArms® elements
2x custom minifigs
16 additional custom printed elements
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Sophomore skill level (2-4 years building experience recommended)

All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

This is not a LEGO® Product. LEGO and the LEGO minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this product. The LEGO Group is not liable for any loss, injury or damage arising from the use or misuse of this product.