Takom 1/35 US M31 Tank Recovery Vehicle Kit

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SKU: TAK-2088

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The Vehicle, Tank Recovery T-2 was an armored tank retriever made by modification of the M-3 Lee Medium Tank chassis. The designation T-2 was later changed to M-31.

The turret of the Tank Recovery Vehicle T-2 (M31) mounts a Gar Wood power boom crane with 10,000 to 30,000 lb. capacity, depending on how supports are deployed. There is also a 30-ton winch mounted inside the hull which can operate with its cable over the boom crane or hooked directly to a load.

The M3 Lee 75mm main gun was replaced by a hatch with a dummy gun barrel attached to obscure the identity of the vehicle. The T-2 (M31) also mounted two.30 cal. M1919 machine guns.

Just over 800 of the Tank Recovery Vehicle T-2 (M31) were produced in all variants, in service through 1945. The T2 (M31) was slowly replaced by the M32 Tank Recovery Vehicle, based on the M4 Sherman tank, starting in 1944.

Features:

  • All Hatches Can Be Built in Open or Closed Position
  • Track Assembly is Aided by the Use of an Included Jig
  • Detailed Static Display Plastic Model Kit
  • Link and Length Style Tracks Included
  • Clear Parts Included
  • Figure Not Included
  • 4 Types 0f Markings Included
  • Photo-Etched Parts Included