The M1 40mm Anti-Aircraft Gun is a Swedish-designed automatic cannon designed for medium range anti-aircraft defence. It's high explosive shells packed much more stopping power than smaller caliber weapons and the automatic feed was fast and reliable. Water-cooled variants were mounted on all US Navy warships in single, dual and quad mounts from 1942 well into the 1950s.
This model builds the towed version of the M1 40mm Anti-Aircraft was typical for American anti-aircraft units in all theaters of operations in World War II, used by both the US Army and the US Marines. It would common by towed into position by a CCKW truck, halftrack or other prime-move. It's cruciform base would then unfolded and wheels jacked up for firing. It could also be fired while in the wheels-down position, but with far less accuracy.
Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:
The M1 40mm Anti-Aircraft gin includes the following features:
- Accurately built cruciform gun mount and trailer base with retractable wheels and deployable stabalizer bars
- Has seats for two gun trainers and platform for gun loader
- Over-all color scheme is dark gray
- Includes 143 genuine LEGO elements
- Built to same 1/35 scale as other Brickmania building kits
- Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years experience with LEGO is recommended)
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.