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16 Sep 2019

12mm M16 MGMC from Butlers Printed Models

One American M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage (MGMC) half-track. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

The M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage, also known as the M16 half-track, was an American self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon built during World War II. It was equipped with four 12.7mm M2 Browning machine guns in an M45 Quad mount. 2700 were produced by White Motor Company from May 1943 to March 1944, with 568 M13 MGMCs and 109 T10 half-tracks being converted into M16s as well.

The chassis was derived from the T1E2 chassis, an earlier version of the M13. Based on an M3 half-track chassis, it replaced the M13 MGMC half-track after early 1944. As aircraft became more advanced, the usefulness of the M16 was reduced. In the Korean War, it was relegated primarily to the ground-support role, being put out of service in the U.S. Army in 1954.

Nicknamed the "Meat Chopper", the M16 was famous for its effectiveness against low-flying aircraft and infantry, making it extremely popular with soldiers. It was used by the United States Army, the British Commonwealth, and South Korea. A similar version of the M16, the M17, was based on the M5 half-track and exported via Lend-Lease to the Soviet Union.

M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage

M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage picture 1

M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage picture 2

M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage picture 3

Available with a winch or roller on the front

Pictures shown are for 15mm models

All models supplied unpainted, unbased and without crew (figures)

3D printed to order

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