Modeling the Sherman Tank in 1/72nd Scale
M50 Super Sherman
Six Day War 1967 #2
Bison Decals
Kit #72041
Article by Doug Chaltry; last updated 14 September 2016

I state this on several pages of this website, and I'll repeat it here: the M50 was never known as "Super Sherman", except by modelers. The standard 76mm-armed Shermans was often referred to by the Israelis as the "M1 Super Sherman" (because of the 76mm M1 gun mount), in comparison to the less powerful 75mm-armed "M3" Shermans (because of the 75mm M3 gun mount).

This set is part of a series covering the Six-Day War in 1967. I think this was one of the final sets made by Bison before they closed up shop. As with their later decals, these were no longer printed by Microscale. The carrier film is a little thick, and the black ink is marred with with scratches and open splotches. But who knows? Maybe once applied to a model, it will simply look like the markings are weathered. The registration between the two colors on this sheet is perfect.

The set contains markings for at least six vehicles, and up to nine, when you add the "alternative markings" called out in the instructions:

  • M50 Command Tank, Unidentified Unit, Golan Front, 1967
  • M50 Command Tank, Unidentified Unit, Golan Heights/Syria, 1967
  • M50, Unidentified Unit, Outside Jerusalem, 1967 (X2)
  • M50, Unidentified Unit, 1967 (X2)
  • M50, Possibly 8th Armored Brigade, Golan Heights/Syria, 1967 (X3)

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Modeling the Sherman Tank in 1/72nd Scale