19 Sept 2019

12mm M5 Halftrack from Butlers Printed Models

One M5 half-track. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

The M5 half-track was an American armoured personnel carrier in use during World War II. It was developed in 1942 when existing manufacturers of the M2 half-track car, and M3 half-track could not keep up with production demand. International Harvester (IH) had capacity to produce a similar vehicle to the M3, but some differences from the M3 had to be accepted due to different production equipment. IH produced the M5 from December 1942 to October 1943.

Using the same chassis as their M5, IH could produce an equivalent to the M2, which was the M9 half-track. There were also variants of the M13 and M16 MGMCs based on the M5. The M13 and M16 were exported to the United Kingdom and to Soviet Union respectively. The M5 was supplied to Allied nations under the Lend-Lease. After WWII, the M5 was leased to many NATO countries. The Israel Defence Forces used it in several wars and developed it into the M3 Mark A and the M3 Mark B.

There several options are available:

M5 half-track - with post for a machine gun
M5A1 half-track - with ring mount for machine gun

Open backed or covered
With a winch or roller on the front

M5 Halftrack

M5 Halftrack picture 1

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M5 Halftrack picture 10

Pictures shown are for 15mm models

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

3D printed to order

Butlers Printed Models

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