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1/16 US Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan Kit

Item No. TAM56043
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1/16 US Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan Kit

Item No. TAM56043
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Product Details

This massive Tamiya R/C replica recreates the shape of the rather unique M551 Sheridan in 1/16 scale!
Key Features
  • Die Cast Components For Suspension Arms, Sprocket Wheels, And Idler Arms
  • Utilizes An Aluminum Gun Barrel For Superb Accuracy
  • Authentic Engine And Firing Sounds Were Recorded From A Full-Size Vehicle
  • A Plethora Of Lights Are Recreated
  • Assembled Link Type Tracks Have Elastomer Recreations Of The Rubber Pads For An Authentic Look
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In The Box
  • (1) 1/16 US Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan Kit
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Needed to Complete
  • (1) 4+ Channel Radio System
  • (1) Battery Charger
  • (1) 7.2v - 7.4v Battery
  • (1) Bottle of Glue
1/16 US Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan Kit

US M551 SHERIDAN

The M551 was designed as airdrop capable armor with wading capabilities, a key concept as the U.S. took on the role of global policeman post-WWII. With an aluminum hull and rolled steel turret, it weighed just 15 tons, but had impressive firepower in the shape of the M81 152mm gun/launcher, which could fire standard rounds and MGM-51 Shillelagh missiles. The M551 was in service with active units from 1968 to 1996 and saw action in the jungles of Vietnam.

Features

  • Die cast components for suspension arms, sprocket wheels, idler arms and more offer excellent durability.
  • Utilizes an aluminum gun barrel for superb accuracy.
  • Offers a full range of movement: forward and reverse, a variety of turns, turret rotation and gun elevation. Suspension features a coil spring for each of the 10 suspension arms, giving the model excellent mobility.
  • Firing of the main gun is accompanied by an LED flash, realistic recoil, and vehicle kickback. Machine gun also produces LED flashes when fired.
  • Authentic engine and firing sounds were recorded from a full-size vehicle and are coordinated with model actions. A large speaker in the model ensures rich sounds.
  • Turret upper section is secured by magnets, allowing hassle-free access to the electronics within.
  • A plethora of lights are recreated, including the turret front searchlight. They can be operated via transmitter.
  • Assembled link type tracks have elastomer recreations of the rubber pads for an authentic look.

1/16 US Airborne Tank M551 Sheridan

 

Control Unit
Control Unit

Kit includes a electronic control unit where the user can adjust the volume of the sounds, lights, movement and many other settings, allowing full adjustability.

 

Lighting Details
Lighting Details

A plethora of lights are recreated, including the turret front searchlight, firing of the main gun is accompanied by an LED flash. They can be operated via transmitter.

 

Transmission
Transmission

The transmission utilizes the power of two brushed motors for foward and reverse movement, allowing the tank to crawl over the roughest of terrain.

 

Die-cast Metal Parts
Die-cast Metal Parts

Die cast components for suspension arms, sprocket wheels, idler arms and more offer excellent durability.

 

Realistic Sounds
Realistic Sound

Authentic engine and firing sounds were recorded from a full-size vehicle and are coordinated with model actions. A large speaker in the model ensures rich sounds.

 

Product Specifications

Motor Type Brushed
Speed Control Included
Chassis Aluminum and ABS plastic
Completion Level Kit
Drivetrain 2WD
Drive Type Forward/Reverse
Product Height 7.32283" (186 mm)
Power Type Electric
Servos Included
Charger Sold Separately
Receiver Sold Separately
Battery Sold Separately
Motor Size 380-Brushed Type
Product Length 16.063" (408 mm)
Vehicle Type Military
Scale 1/16
Product Width 6.9685" (177 mm)
Radio Sold Separately
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