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SHERMAN FIREFLY IC HYBRID

Northern Europe 1945

 

The ulimate tank killing sherman. Equipped with a 17 LB gun (76.2 MM) it was the only sherman gun tank that could penetrate tiger or panther frontal armor at combat ranges


Put to a vote, The Firefly was the crowd Favorite For my next COnversion/ Scratch builD Project.  Tamiya Provides the Sherman and the 17 PDR barrel but little else to make an honest replica.  What to do but come up With a unique Version that will be true to the DAK style.  I have chosen the Ic Hybrid variant to match the Radial engine noise and Kitbash some products I already have on Hand.  The key will be the correct mantlet and turret modifications.  I will ADD recoil as I plan to install the new Sherman electRonics from the Super Sherman for this project.


I have named the project “whistler” after sgt rex whistler who conceived the idea for the counter shaded barrel to mask the gun tube.  In addition, when I add the rockets....