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Friday, 12 February 2016

Pendraken Miniatures, Modern Tanks

Martin previewed these already but they're definitely worth another look, so here they are!  This expansion of our Modern ranges will continue throughout this year, with some infantry being the next priority for us to address.

The M26 Pershing briefly saw action in WWII but was used more extensively during the Korean War.  With over 2000 produced, this one has been on our wishlist for a while now.  This was also produced with the 105mm howitzer turret on the right of the image, designated M45.

M26 Pershing

Next up is the M41 Walker Bulldog, developed to replace the M24 Chaffee in the early 1950's and used during the Korean War.  It was also used by the ARVN during the Vietnam War as well.  This is a great looking model, one of my favourites of this new batch.

M41 Walker Bulldog

The M47 was the predecessor to the M48 Patton we've already got in our ranges.  With nearly 9000 produced, it saw service in a wide variety of conflicts over several decades, from the Arab-Israeli war to the Somali Civil War.  Hopefully that should give it a lot of use on your game tables!

M47

Moving forward into the 1960's we've got the M60A1 and A2.  Although brought into service in 1961, these are still in use in parts of the world, most recently in the ongoing Yemeni Civil War.  Along the way it was used in the Yom Kippur War, the Iran-Iraq conflict and the Gulf War.  Current operators include Egypt, Turkey and Israel.

The A1 variant (shown on the hull) was armed with a 105mm gun, while the A2 'Starship' had a 152mm gun (centre of the image) similar to that on the M551 Sheridan below.

M60A1 and A2

And finally on the 'M' side of things we've got the M551 Sheridan, which was mainly used during the Vietnam War.  It also had limited service in the Gulf War as well, before production ended in 1996.  Interestingly it was designed to be dropped by parachute and to be able to swim across rivers.  Armed with the 152mm gun used on the M60A2 above, it was also capable of firing AT missiles.  

M551 Sheridan

Moving across to recon, we've got the Ferret armoured car.  This was produced by Daimler in the UK from 1952-71 in numbers over 4000 and has been used by dozens of countries around the world.  It is still in use in Pakistan, Sudan and many others.  This model covers the Mk 1 (no turret), Mk 2 (with turret) and Mk 2/6 with the Vigilant AT missile turret.

Ferret armoured car

That's a whole load of goodies!  They've already gone away for moulding so we're hoping to have those back with us within a month or so and we can get started on production moulds.  We're not yet sure whether they'll be ready for Salute though, but we'll do our best.

Pendraken Miniatures