The only thing I don't like about you is your eternal, "What will people say?»
"People" don't build your life. And even more so mine. First of all, think about yourself.
You must arrange your own life. Will you allow what others think to come between you and your desire?
Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser
Final result of the work:
Dreiser to date, work on the model is completed. In the future I plan to use it as part of a diorama, but there is no final plot for it yet.
In General, the model left a very pleasant impression. The quality of Assembly and fitting of parts, the detail itself, the quality of plastic (it is quite hard and it is almost impossible to break the part, and the cleaning and processing is more accurate than other manufacturers) at a high level.
The engine grilles are removable. Their presence on the model will be determined during the construction of the diorama.
History of the original tractor
The M4 high-Speed artillery tractor was designed to transport 90 mm anti-aircraft guns, 155 mm "Long Tom" guns and 8 inch / 240 mm howitzers. This tracked the car under the power of any types of terrain, but it has also shown good results on roads with a firm covering. Depending on the towed load, the M4 could reach a maximum speed of 56 km / h and climb hills with a slope of up to 30%. Steering was carried out by two handles, each controlling its own side of the track. The crew of 10 fighters was located in the front of the tractor. The engine in the middle of the chassis and ammunition are stowed in the rear compartment. there was a small crane for loading and unloading ammunition. A total of 5,500 M4S were built between 1943 and 1945.
Waukesha 145GZ or F817G, 6-cylinder petrol, 210 HP at 2100 rpm.
Max. speed: 56 km / h; Max. towing load: 17,415 kg