The 37 mm Gun M3 was the first dedicated anti-tank gun fielded by United States forces in numbers. Introduced in 1940, it became the standard anti-tank gun of the U.S. infantry with its size enabling it to be pulled by a jeep. However the continuing improvement of German tanks quickly rendered the 37 mm ineffective and by 1943 it was being gradually replaced in the European and Mediterranean theatres by the more powerful British-developed 6 Pounder cannon. In the Pacific, where the Japanese tank threat was less significant due to the lighter armour fielded by Japanese tanks, the M3 remained in service until the end of the war.
Like many other light anti-tank guns, the M3 was widely used in the infantry support role and as an anti-personnel weapon, firing high-explosive and canister rounds. Our 37mm cannon comes with a variety of 9 x different shells and 2 x ammo boxes to complete your diorama.
The US Dodge Jeep seen at the London show end of March will be available next month and will be a useful accessory piece to complement the M3 cannon.
The carriage for the M3 looks virtually identical whichever way its placed on the ground, i.e the underneath looks very similar to the top part. Trying to insert the gun section into the trailer section when its upside down will produce many groans and some head scratching as we found out here! The key is to have the small shield facing towards the ground as per attached photos!. Don't say we did not warn you!
Scale 1:30/ 60mm