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Artitec 387.194 Highlights:
Model: Artitec's 387.194 1/87 scale M8 Scott is fully assembled and painted US Army/Navy (AN) 319 Olive Drab and has a .50 cal. machine gun mounted on the rear of the turret. All the new Artitec finished models are highly detailed works of art. They are all hand painted and finished using the highest quality resin, plastic and metal parts. Add a few to your collection today before they are sold out. Models are made in small production runs so don't delay in ordering.
Prototype: The 75 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M8, or Scott, was a 75 mm Howitzer M2 or M3 mounted on the chassis of an M5 Stuart light tank. It was designed in early 1942 and 1,778 M8s were produced between 1942 and 1944. The intended purpose of the M8 was to give reconnaissance units fast-moving artillery support against hardened enemy fortifications. A .50 cal. Browning machine gun was mounted on top of the turret rear for antiaircraft protection. The M8 Scott went into service first in North Africa and served with Army and Marine units in Europe and Pacific for the rest of the war. PLEASE NOTE: These models are all handmade and painted which makes every one unique. This means the paint patterns may vary a little and the detail parts like sandbags, turret tracks, antennas, etc. may also be arranged differently. This was also the case in real life. These models are very prototypical.