Modeling the Sherman Tank in 1/72nd Scale

Iron Division
M4 75mm Early
Low-Bustle Turret

Kit #74005

Article by Doug Chaltry; last updated 28 May 2008.

This turret has been slightly modified from the turret included with several of Dragon's 75mm-armed Shermans. It is almost identical to the kit turrets, but with some added foundry casting marks, and a couple of tie-downs added to the rear of the bustle. You have a choice of two different guns, both with the M34 rotor shield, one with the side armor protection, the other without. An armored cover for the coaxial MG is also included.

The quality of the resin casting is first-rate. There are no flaws or blemishes in this sample. Although there will be a significant seam to sand from the bottom of the barrels, this is far preferable to having to fix a nasty warp, which is avoided by casting the guns in this manner.

My sincere gratitude to Tracks & Troops for providing the review sample.

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Modeling the Sherman Tank in 1/72nd Scale