Modeling the Sherman Tank in 1/72nd Scale
 
Details and Accessories

A wide variety of accessory sets have been made for the Sherman over recent years, mostly in resin and brass. I tried to list the accessories in logical groupings below, and I will continue to add items and reviews to the lists as they become available.

Sherman Tracks
 
Name Manufacturer Number Medium Rating Comments Links
C.D.P. Tracks OKB Grigorov S72202 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Canadian dry pin (CDP) track design for use on Grizzlies (M4A5), Sextons and Kangaroos. Includes sprocket wheels.  
T48 Track Mirage 72T01 Vinyl *** Nicely detailed but with poor curing of the vinyl. Preview
T48 Track OKB Grigorov S72122 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Preview
T48 Track w/Extended End Connectors Type 1 OKB Grigorov S72170 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Preview
T48 Track w/Two Extended End Connectors Type 1 OKB Grigorov S72169 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Extended end connectors on both sides of the track for experimental suspension. Preview
T48 Track w/Extended End Connectors Type 2 OKB Grigorov S72168 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Preview
T48 Track w/Extended End Connectors Type 3 OKB Grigorov S72123 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Preview
T48 Winter Tracks Fine Scale Factory WZ-55 White Metal **** T48 track (from ESCI kits) fitted with extended end connectors. Preview
T49 Track Mirage 72T02 Vinyl/Photoetch *** The vinyl tracks are smooth rubber block with photoetched detail to be glued to the track surface. Preview
T49 Track MR Modellbau 7261 Resin **** Includes tracks and idler wheels in resin, plus white metal, open-spoke, sprocket wheels. Preview
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T49 Track OKB Grigorov 72076 Photoetch ? OOP  
T49 Track OKB Grigorov 72124 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Preview
T49 Track w/Extended End Connectors Type 2 OKB Grigorov S72125 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Preview
T51 Track MR Modellbau 7260 Resin ? Includes tracks and idler wheels in resin, plus white metal, open-spoke, sprocket wheels.  
T51 Track OKB Grigorov S72126 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Preview
T51 Track w/Extended End Connectors Type 3 OKB Grigorov S72127 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Preview
T54E1 Track MR Modellbau 7262 Resin **** Includes tracks and idler wheels in resin, plus white metal, open-spoke, sprocket wheels. Preview
T54E1 Track OKB Grigorov S72063 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Preview
T54E1 Track w/Extended End Connectors Type 1 OKB Grigorov S72128 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Preview
T54E1 Track w/Two Extended End Connectors Type 1 OKB Grigorov S72199 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Extended end connectors on both sides of the track for experimental suspension. Preview
T54E2 Track OKB Grigorov S72064 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Preview
T54E2 Track w/duckbills Modell Trans 72042a Resin ?    
T54E2 Track w/Extended End Connectors Type 2 OKB Grigorov S72129 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Preview
T54E2 Track w/Two Extended End Connectors Type 1 OKB Grigorov S72200 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Extended end connectors on both sides of the track for experimental suspension. Preview
T56 Track OKB Grigorov S72130 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Preview
T56 Track w/Extended End Connectors Type 1 OKB Grigorov S72131 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Preview
T56 Track w/Two Extended End Connectors Type 1 OKB Grigorov S72201 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Extended end connectors on both sides of the track for experimental suspension. Preview
T62 Track Mirage 72T03 Vinyl/Photoetch *** The vinyl tracks are smooth rubber block with photoetched detail to be glued to the track surface. Preview
T62 Track OKB Grigorov S72120 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Preview
T62 Track w/Extended End Connectors Type 1 OKB Grigorov S72121 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Preview
T74 Track Mirage 72T04 Vinyl/Photoetch *** The vinyl tracks are smooth rubber block with photoetched detail to be glued to the track surface. Preview
T74 Track OKB Grigorov S72132 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Preview
T74 Track w/Extended End Connectors Type 1 OKB Grigorov S72172 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Preview
T74 Track w/Extended End Connectors Type 2 OKB Grigorov S72133 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Preview
T74 Track w/Extended End Connectors Type 3 OKB Grigorov S72171 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Preview
WE210 Track MR Modellbau 7263 Resin **** Includes tracks and idler wheels in resin, plus white metal, open-spoke, sprocket wheels. Preview
WE210 Track OKB Grigorov S72023 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Preview
WE210 Track Detail Mirage 72804 Photoetch **** Includes photoetched detail to be glued to the surface of the rubber block tracks that come with the Mirage M3 kits. Preview
T66 HVSS Track OKB Grigorov 72077 Photoetch *** OOP Preview
T66 HVSS Track OKB Grigorov S72119 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Preview
T66 HVSS Track OKB Grigorov S72215 Resin ***** Same as #119 above? Preview
T80 HVSS Tracks Fine Scale Factory PW002 White Metal *** OOP Preview
T80 HVSS Track OKB Grigorov S72216 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Preview
T84 HVSS Track OKB Grigorov S72217 Resin ***** Best tracks on the market. Post-war track design.  
3-Bar Cleat Tracks Dan Taylor Modelworks   Resin ? This set can represent three track types - T47, T47E1 and T56, and includes the drive wheels and rear idlers pre-wrapped with track plus a number of spare single links.  
Duckbill End Connectors Extratech 72094 Photoetch ?    
Platypus Grousers Tracks & Troops TT063 Resin ****   Preview

 

Sherman Wheels
 
Name Manufacturer Number Medium Rating Comments Links
M4 Sherman Open-spoke Wheels Armory AC7274 Resin **** Twelve wheels for M3 Mediums and early M4 Sherman tanks. Preview
M4 Sherman Open-spoke Wheels Calibre72 72-003 Resin ***** Twelve wheels for M3 Mediums and early M4 Sherman tanks. Preview
M4 Sherman Open-spoke Wheels OKB Grigorov S72182 Resin ***** Best Wheels on the market. Twelve wheels for M3 Mediums and early M4 Sherman tanks. Preview
M4 Sherman Open-spoke Wheels w/TB ORD 22 OKB Grigorov S72184 Resin ***** Best Wheels on the market. Twelve wheels. TB ORD 22 were metal plates welded over the open holes between the spokes. Preview
M4 Sherman Closed-spoke Wheels OKB Grigorov S72187 Resin ***** Best Wheels on the market. Twelve wheels. High-capacity wheels seen on M4A3E2 Jumbos. Preview
M4 Sherman Stamped-spoke Wheels Calibre72 72-008 Resin ***** Twelve, 6-spoke, stamped wheels for late war M4 Shermans. Preview
M4 Sherman Stamped-spoke Wheels OKB Grigorov S72183 Resin ***** Best Wheels on the market. Twelve wheels. Preview
M4 Sherman Smooth Wheels Armory AC7276 Resin **** Twelve smooth-style wheels for late war M4 Shermans. Preview
M4 Sherman Smooth Convex Wheels OKB Grigorov S72186 Resin ***** Best Wheels on the market. Twelve wheels. Preview
M4 Sherman Smooth Concave Wheels OKB Grigorov S72185 Resin ***** Best Wheels on the market. Twelve wheels. Preview
M4A1 Early Bogies and Wheels Modell Trans 72077 Resin ***** For early Shermans as well as M3 Medium Tanks. Includes open-spoke wheels and early bogies with return rollers mounted on top of bogies. Preview
M4 Sherman Idler Wheels Open-spoke OKB Grigorov S72188 Resin ***** Best Wheels on the market. Twelve wheels. Preview
M4 Sherman Idler Wheels Stamped-spoke OKB Grigorov S72190 Resin ***** Best Wheels on the market. Twelve wheels. Preview
M4 Sherman Idler Wheels Solid OKB Grigorov S72189 Resin ***** Best Wheels on the market. Twelve wheels. Post-war design. Preview
M4 Sherman Idler Wheels French Type OKB Grigorov S72191 Resin ***** Best Wheels on the market. Twelve wheels. French post-war design. Preview
M4 Sherman Sprocket Wheels OKB Grigorov S72211 Resin ***** Best Wheels on the market. Six wheels. Preview
M4 Sherman Sprocket Wheels - Economy OKB Grigorov S72212 Resin ***** Best Wheels on the market. Six wheels. Preview
M4 Sherman Sprocket Wheels - Cast OKB Grigorov S72213 Resin ***** Best Wheels on the market. Six wheels. Preview
M4 Sherman Sprocket Wheels - Forged OKB Grigorov S72214 Resin ***** Best Wheels on the market. Six wheels. Preview
M4 Sherman HVSS Sprocket Wheels OKB Grigorov S72228 Resin ***** Best Wheels on the market. Six wheels. Preview
M4 Sherman HVSS Sprocket Wheels - Economy OKB Grigorov S72229 Resin ***** Best Wheels on the market. Six wheels. Preview
M4 Sherman HVSS Sprocket Wheels - Cast OKB Grigorov S72230 Resin ***** Best Wheels on the market. Six wheels. Preview
M4 Sherman HVSS Sprocket Wheels - Forged OKB Grigorov S72231 Resin ***** Best Wheels on the market. Six wheels. Preview

 

Replacement Gun Barrels
Usually made from lathe-turned aluminum, but some kits also include brass or resin details.
Name Manufacturer Medium Rating Comments Links
75mm Gun Barrel Aber Metal *****   Preview
75mm Gun Barrel ARMO Metal N/A 1/76th scale for Airfix kits. Preview
75mm M3 Gun Barrel Armorscale Metal ***** Same barrel as Aber.  
75mm Gun Barrel CMK Metal ***** Gun Barrel only, no shells or resin parts. Preview
75mm M3 Gun Barrel MR Modellbau Metal **** Beautifully shaped, but a little bit too long. Preview
75mm M3 Gun Barrel RB Model Metal **** Beautifully shaped, but a little bit too short. Preview
75mm M3 Gun Barrel & Mantlet (early) CMK Metal/Resin ***** Aluminum gun barrel, resin M34 mantlet (without side armor) and two brass ammo shells, one complete, and one empty. Preview
75mm M3 Gun Barrel & Mantlet (mid) CMK Metal/Resin ***** Aluminum gun barrel, resin M34 mantlet (with side armor) and two brass ammo shells, one complete, and one empty. Preview
75mm M3 Gun Barrel & Mantlet (late) CMK Metal/Resin ***** Aluminum gun barrel, resin M34A1 mantlet and two brass ammo shells, one complete, and one empty. Preview
75mm M3 Gun Barrel & Mantlet CMK Metal/Resin ***** Aluminum gun barrel, resin M34 mantlet (with side armor) and armored MG cover, and two brass ammo shells, one complete, and one empty. Preview
76mm Gun Barrel ARMO Metal */***** Old samples were a direct copy of the Revell gun barrel, which is incorrectly shaped, but this piece has since been revised to an accurate size and shape. With thread protector end cap. Preview
76mm M1A1C Gun Barrel Armorscale Metal **** Comes with brass muzzle brake. Possibly too long? Preview
76mm M1A1C Gun Barrel MR Modellbau Metal ***** With thread protector end cap. Preview
76mm M1A1C Gun Barrel RB Model Metal ***** With brass muzzle brake. Preview
105mm Gun Barrel MR Modellbau Metal *****   Preview
105mm Gun Barrel Aber Metal ***** Nice shape. Preview
76mm M7 Gun Barrel Aber Metal ? Although labeled as 76.2mm, this is actually a 3 inch gun for the M10 Tank Destroyer.  
76mm M7 Gun Barrel Armorscale Metal ? Same barrel as Aber.  
76mm M7 Gun Barrel RB Model Metal **** Although labeled as 76.2mm, this is actually a 3 inch gun for the M10 Tank Destroyer. Preview
M10 GMC Gun Barrel ExtraTech Metal ***** 3 inch gun barrel for the M10 Tank Destroyer. Preview
3 inch M7 Gun Barrel MR Modellbau Metal ? 3 inch gun barrel for the M10 Tank Destroyer.  
Achilles IIC Barrel ExtraTech Metal ***** 17 pdr barrel for the Achilles tank destroyer. Includes resin muzzle brake. Preview
17pdr Gun Barrel Armorscale Metal ***** 17 pdr barrel for the Firefly. Includes brass muzzle brake. Preview
17pdr Gun Barrel MR Modellbau Metal ***** 17 pdr barrel for the Firefly. Includes resin muzzle brake. Preview
17pdr Gun Barrel RB Model Metal ***** 17 pdr barrel for the Firefly. Includes brass muzzle brake. Preview

 

Photoetched Brass
 
Name Manufacturer Number Medium Rating Comments Links
M4 Detail Set Hauler 72004 Photoetch ? Designed for the HäT M4. Includes parts for both kits in the box.  
M4 Mid-Production Detail Set Eduard 22119 Photoetch ***** Designed for the Trumpeter M4 kit. Preview
M4A1 Detail Set Eduard 22014 Photoetch **** Designed for the Matchbox/Revell M4A1. Preview
M4A1 Detail Set Extratech 72-003 Photoetch **** Designed for the Revell M4A1, but in reality, it can be used for almost any Sherman kit. Preview
M4 Detail Set PART P72-121 Photoetch ***** For Italeri/ESCI M4A1 kit. Preview
M4A1 Detail Set PART P72-120 Photoetch ***** For Revell M4A1 kit. Preview
Chains for Sherman Crab Modelltrans X7202 Photoetch ?    
Sherman M4A1 Front Armor Plate OKB Grigorov 72022 Photoetch **** Special applique armor. Preview
Sherman Parts Modelltrans 7204 Photoetch ***** Generic set for use with any Sherman kit. Preview
M4A2 Engine Grate Tracks & Troops TTPE002 Photoetch **** Available in 1-, 3- or 5-packs. Preview
M4A3 Engine Grate Tracks & Troops TTPE003 Photoetch **** Available in 1-, 3- or 5-packs. Preview

 

Miscellaneous Accessories
 
Name Manufacturer Number Medium Rating Comments Links
British Sherman Accessories Turretcast Models TCM-103 Resin *** Various stowage items such as storage bins, bags and crates. Preview
Sherman Tank Accessories HQ72   Resin **** Various stowage items such as bags and gas cans.  
Sherman Accessories MR Modellbau 7244 Resin ***** Various stowage items for a variety of M4 variants, including American and Commonwealth. Preview
Sherman Enhancements Dan Taylor Modelworks   Resin/Brass ? Lamp brushguards, sighting vane, No 19 Set Antenna base, and skids for the top of the bogies. Plus a turret stowage bin, a telephone/first-aid box and a section of spare track links.  
Sherman Firefly w/Hessian Camo Black Dog 72043 Resin ? For Dragon. Replacement upper hull and turret covered with Hessian tape camouflage.  
Sherman Stowage Black Dog 72048 Resin ? For Dragon. Variety of external hull stowage items.  
Figures and Material for M50 Model Miniature R047 Resin ? Three figures and several pieces of external hull stowage items (tarps, boxes, gas cans). Not necessarily limited to use on an M50, but could likely be used for any Israeli Sherman.  
M4, Firefly & Cromwell Accessories ModellTrans 72062 Resin **** Stowage items for all three tanks. Preview
M4A1 Equipment Set Goffy 7235 Resin ? For Revell. Sandbag armor and stowage.  
M4A1 Accessories Set Black Dog 72085 Resin ***** Sandbags for hull front and many stowage items for engine deck and turret.  
M4A2 Upgrade Leva 72-C-21 Resin **** Wooden side armor, new .50cal MG, and early turret w/o loader's hatch. OOP Preview
M4A2 Upgrade Leva   Resin **** Wooden side and front armor, new .50cal MG, and early turret w/o loader's hatch. OOP  
Sherman III Upgrade Dan Taylor Modelworks   Resin/Brass ? Details to adapt the Heller and Dragon kits to British configuration as seen in the period 1943-44.  
Sherman III Deep Wading Kit Dan Taylor Modelworks   Resin/Brass ? Designed for the Dragon and Heller kits, this set adapts the Sherman III to the configuration seen on many of the armoured brigades used on D-Day.  
Sherman III ARV Mk I Deep Wading Kit Dan Taylor Modelworks   Resin/Brass ? Intended for the Heller Sherman M4A2 and will also fit Dragon's Sherman Mk III.  
M4A3 Sandbag Accessory Set Black Dog 72008 Resin **** Replacement turret with molded-on sandbag racks, and sandbag racks for the hull sides. Preview
M4A3 Iwo Jima Accessory Set Black Dog 72021 Resin ***** Replacement turret with sandbags and wood armor for the hull sides. Preview
Aunt Gemima Mine Exploder Al.By   Resin ?    
Aunt Gemima Mine Exploder Fine Scale Factory   Resin ?    
Cullin Hedgerow Cutter Calibre72 72009 Resin ***** Although I don't own these, I have seen them, and they look great.  
Cullin Hedgerow Cutter Type I FBMinis 72007 Resin ? Two cutters of a single design.  
Cullin Hedgerow Cutter Type II FBMinis 72006 Resin ***** Two cutters of two different designs. Preview
Cullin Hedgerow Cutter Fine Scale Factory   Resin ?    
Cullin Hedgerow Cutters Leva   Resin ****    
Bulldozer Blade Calibre72 72014 Resin ?    
Bulldozer Blade Fine Scale Factory WZ-54 Resin **** Designed for mounting on ESCI (Italeri) Sherman hulls. Preview
Deep Wading Trunks ModellTrans 72071 Resin ****   Preview
Sherman Wading Stacks Calibre72 72015 Resin ?    
M4 Sherman in Italy FBMinis 72010 Resin **** Includes wading stacks specific to Italy plus miscellaneous stowage items. Preview
Calliope 4.5in Rockets Tracks & Troops AC006 Resin ***** Includes 12 rockets and 30 crates. Preview
75mm Ammunition CMK 72008 Brass **** Includes 5 complete rounds, and 3 empty casings. Preview
75mm Ammunition CMK 72057 Brass **** Includes 5 complete rounds. Preview
75mm Ammo Cartridges CMK 72058 Brass ***** Includes 5 empty casings. Preview
76mm Ammunition Extratech 72015 Resin ***** Includes cannon shells, shipping tubes and storage boxes. Preview
76mm Ammo Boxes Goffy 7205 Resin ****   Preview
 

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Modeling the Sherman Tank in 1/72nd Scale