Article number: 300056043 Product: R/C M551 Sheridan w/Option Kit
Tamiya is delighted to announce another new addition to our ever-expanding series of super-realistic 1/16 scale R/C armor, in the shape of the rather unique M551 Sheridan. The M551 was designed as airdrop capable armor with wading capabilities, a key concept as the U.S. took on the role of global policeman post-WWII. With an aluminum hull and rolled steel turret, it weighed just 15 tons, but had impressive firepower in the shape of the M81 152mm gun/launcher, which could fire standard rounds and MGM-51 Shillelagh missiles. The M551 was in service with active units from 1968 to 1996, and saw action in the jungles of Vietnam.
About the Model
- This is a 1/16 scale R/C model assembly kit.
Length: 408mm, width: 177mm, height: 186mm.
- The form of the lightweight M551 and its powerful M81 gun is
captured with aplomb.
- Die cast components for suspension arms, sprocket wheels,
idler arms and more; excellent durability.
- Utilizes an aluminum gun barrel for superb accuracy.
- Offers a full range of movement: forward and reverse, a variety
of turns, turret rotation and gun elevation. Suspension features a
coil spring for each of the 10 suspension arms, giving the model
- Firing of the main gun is accompanied by an LED flash,
realistic recoil, and vehicle kickback. Machine gun also produces
LED flashes when fired.
- Authentic engine and firing sounds were recorded from a full-size
vehicle and are coordinated with model actions. A large speaker in
the model ensures rich sounds.
- Turret upper section is secured by magnets, allowing hassle-free
access to the electronics within.
- A plethora of lights are recreated, including the turret front
searchlight. They can be operated via transmitter.
- Assembled link type tracks have elastomer recreations of the rubber
pads for an authentic look. Multi-Function Unit Battery & Charger
Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.