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U.S. Tanker with M3 Grease Gun

U.S. Tanker with M3 Grease Gun

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This is toy soldier U.S. Tanker with M3 Grease Gun 

Delve into the practicality and ingenuity of World War II's armament with our "U.S. Tanker with M3 Grease Gun" figurine. This model captures the essence of a U.S. tanker armed with the cost-effective and efficient M3 "Grease Gun," highlighting the adaptability of American forces during the war.

Product Details:

  • Model Number: 25199
  • Scale: 1/30
  • Finish: Matte
  • Set Includes: One figure of a U.S. tanker with an M3 Grease Gun
  • Craftsmanship: Expertly hand-painted to highlight the authentic details of the tanker’s uniform and weapon

Despite efforts to simplify its design, the M1A1 Thompson submachine gun remained time-consuming and expensive to manufacture. The development of a cost-effective alternative resulted in the M3 "Grease Gun." Produced by General Motors' Guide Lamp Division, the M3 was a stamped, sheet-metal substitute for the primarily milled Thompson. Its riveted and welded construction made it originally designed as a disposable small arm, intended to be used and then discarded once inoperative. This simple weapon also allowed for the installation of a conversion kit—a replacement bolt and barrel, recoil springs, and a magazine adapter would change the weapon’s original .45 caliber to 9 mm Parabellum.

Additional Information:

  • Historical Context: This figurine represents the practical approach taken by U.S. forces during World War II to equip soldiers with effective and cost-efficient weapons, highlighting the M3 Grease Gun’s role in armored units.
  • Collector's Appeal: Ideal for military history enthusiasts and collectors of WWII memorabilia, this piece offers a realistic portrayal of the innovative armament used by American tankers.

Add this meticulously crafted U.S. Tanker with M3 Grease Gun figurine to your collection to honor the resourcefulness and adaptability of the soldiers who served in armored divisions during World War II.





Care information

These are not play toys. They are collectables. Recommended for 14 yrs old and older.

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