M16 Half-track - COBI 2499 - 500 brick half-track anti-aircraft gun

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Model Spec.

DISCONTINUED BY COBI - THIS IS A RARE & MUCH SOUGHT AFTER SET.

Disclaimer:Will be well packaged, but if Cobi box is damaged by courier, we can not replace the box as this model is no longer in production.

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    • 500 bricks
    • 1 figure: gunner
    • Block replica of weapons: Browning M919 & M3 submachine gun
    • Bodywork with pad printing
    • Easy to follow instruction manual
    • Compatible with LEGO and other leading brands of construction blocks 
    • Model dimensions: 265mm x 85mm x 130mm (length x width x height)
    History

    The M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage (or M16 Half-track) was an American self-propelled gun used for air defence. Based on the undercarriage of the armored combat vehicle M3, it was fitted with a rotating turret with its own drive of the same type as used in bombers, four 0.5 inch (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns in a M45 Quadmount, capable of firing 500-600 rounds per minute. Famous for its effectiveness against low-flying aircraft and infantry it was nicknamed the 'Meat Chopper'. As well as the US Army, it was deployed by the British Commonwealth and South Korea and a similar version, the M17, was exported via Lend-Lease to the Soviet Union.

    2,700 were produced by White Motor Company from May 1943 to March 1944, with a further 568 M13 and 109 T10 Half-tracks being converted into M16s. With advances in aircraft speed and design, the usefulness of the M16 was reduced. By the time of the Korean War, its use was in a ground-support role, being put out of service in 1951.

      read more about the M16 Half-track on Wikipedia

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