The Chaffee was a light tank introduced at the end of World War II to replace the worn out and under-gunned M3/M5 Stuart tank. The Chaffee first saw action against the German Ardennes offensive—known today as the Battle of the Bulge. Lightly armored and fast, the M24 was a nimble scout vehicle that was armed with the same 75mm gun as the M4 Sherman tank. The M24 Chaffee was retired from US service after the Korean War, being replaced by the M41 Walker Bulldog. Around the world, Chaffees have soldiered on in other armed services to modern times. During the Vietnam War, the South Vietnamese Army effectively fielded Chaffee tanks that were left behind when the French Colonial Army withdrew in the late 1950s.
Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:
Features of this model:
- Fully articulated Brickmania Track Links™ tank treads
- Custom pad-printed tank commander minifigure
- BrickArms M2HB machine gun secondary armament
- Turret fully rotates and main gun can be raised and lowered
- Opening hatch for the tank commander
- 1/35 scale matches other Brickmania models
- The over-all color scheme of this model is dark gray
- Includes 377 genuine LEGO elements
- Sophomore skill level (2-4 years building experience recommended)
This Brickmania model kit is made from genuine unused LEGO bricks and is shipped disassembled. Also included are full-color printed building instructions, a signed certificate of authenticity and is packaged in a sealed box.
All Brickmania building kits are limited production and may be discontinued at any time.