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AMW’s Joe Turner tackles Tamiya’s newly tooled and highly detailed 1/35 M40 self-propelled artillery kit

SELF-PROPELLED M40 GUN

Self-propelled artillery has a comparatively short history, with its first use during World War One, but it took on greater importance during World War Two, due to advances in armoured warfare.

The US Army’s main heavy bombardment weapon during the latter and several subsequent conflicts was the 155mm Howitzer. In a bid for greater mobility, it was mounted on an M3 Lee tank chassis and designated the M12 Gun Motor Carriage. This design formed the basis for modern heavy self-propelled artillery and proved very effective, despite just 100 models being made.

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