Modeling the Sherman Tank in 1/72nd Scale
(Now including the M3 Medium Tank!)
Ram Medium Tank

The Ram Medium Tank was a Canadian development of the US M3 Medium Tank. Despite this, the US reserved the designation M4A5 for the Ram. The Ram was intended to be a home-grown combat vehicle for the Canadian army, but because the Canadian armored divisions were eventually equiped with the Sherman (a variety of models taken from British stores), the Ram never saw combat in its original form. However, there were many support vehicles ultimately developed using the Ram chassis, many of which played important roles on the front lines. Please refer to the Support Vehicle page for complete listings of all support vehicles based on the M3/M4/Ram chassis.

<<Many thanks to Stephen Brezinski for doing most of the grunt work for this page.>>

Ram Mk I
The Ram I mounted a 2-pdr cannon, and had hull side doors and auxilliary machinegun turrets on all examples. Used for training purposes in both Canada and the UK. Some converted to a variety of support vehicles. At this time, there are no kits available of this version.

 

Ram Mk II
The primary change with the Mark II was the upgrade to a 6-pdr cannon. During the production run, the side doors were removed, as well as the machinegun turret. While the gun tanks were not deployed in action, the OP versions certainly were.
Name Manufacturer Kit # Medium Type Rating Comments Links
Ram II Cruiser Tank AP Models 72001 Resin Kit ? Very simple kit composed of few parts. Good scale accuracy, but substandard molding.  
Ram II CPL Overby MP042 Resin Conversion ? Conversion set for the old Hasegawa M3 Medium Tank. Decent kit with few parts. Perhaps can be mated with a newer Mirage kit instead?  
Ram II OP CPL Overby MP058 Resin Conversion ? Conversion for Dragon 7273. Observation command version with dummy gun in turret and no mg cupola on bow. Review
Ram Badger CPL Overby MP059 Resin Conversion ? Conversion for Esci/Italeri M4A1 Sherman.  Flamethrower variant of the Ram Kangaroo.  
Ram II Badger Friendship Models 72020 Resin Conversion ? Conversion for Esci/Italeri M4A1 Sherman. Flamethrower variant of the Ram Kangaroo.  
Ram II "Early" Friendship Models 72022 Resin Conversion ? Conversion for Esci/Italeri M4A1 Sherman.  
Ram II "Late" Friendship Models 72023 Resin Conversion ? Conversion for Esci/Italeri M4A1 Sherman.  
Ram II OP Friendship Models 72024 Resin Conversion ? Conversion for Esci/Italeri M4A1 Sherman. Observation command version with dummy gun in turret.  
Cruiser Tank Ram Mk. II TP Models 7224 Resin Kit ?    
 

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