Sherman M4A3 (105mm) POA-CWS-H5 ; Diorama 1/35

Central Korea ; May 1951

We find ourselves here in the presence of Company 'F' of the 1st Marine tank battalion U.S.M.C.
The accompanying 'Gyreens' (or 'Yellowlegs' to the enemy) are from the 1st Marine Division, shown here slugging it up yet another hill.
They are 'welcomed' outside a village by a 'Jangseung', who after being scorched by the flamethrower tank, is even more 'bent' on warding off evil spirits than before.


Working  from photo's of this particular 'Forgotten War', I've decided to add a little more detail to the Sherman, open telephone box, flame gun breathing pipe, mantlet canvas cover lugs, turret ventilator .50 gun mount as well as the usual small Sherman detailing here and there. By the way the full description of this version is ... (deep breath): M4A3 Sherman (105 mm howitzer), HVSS, Pacific Operations Area, Chemical Warfare Section- Hawaii - 5.  Phew, is it getting warm in here or is it just me ??


I've also 'spruced' up the figures, new heads, weapon straps, improved the old Tamiya M2A1-7 portable flame thrower and 'rolled some trouser legs down'. The sergeant is 'gently requesting' one member to move on up, but he seems to be displaying a ... er.. slight unwillingness to do so. The officer on the 'blower' to the tank commander is also not exactly calm and passive either and I wonder what the temperature is like in that 'Gunbucket'. You may also like to note the absense of Div patches and rank insignia here, typical for front line U.S. troops in this conflict.

Ah well, time to wash the sweat off and grab me a 'cold-one' ...

Sherman M4A3 (105mm) POA-CWS-H5

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