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Armor/AFV: Early Armor
WWI and other early tanks and armored cars.
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1935 model M2A2
Railspltr
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 10:15 PM UTC
Has there ever been a model of any scale produced of the U.S. twin-turret M2A2 (1935) or M2A3 (1938)?
Only 239 of the former and 72 of the latter were ever made but the M2 Medium Tank, M3 Stuart and M-3 Lee were based on them.
Delta42
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Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 12:57 AM UTC
Edwin,

Check Commander's Models. They have added alot of the early tanks.

http://ironshipwrights.com/armor/armor.html

Dave
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Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 01:51 AM UTC
Thanks Dave. I looked into it. Those resin kits do not have tracks, and the M2A4 had T16A4 rubber-metal tracks so the earlier versions may have had some variation don't you think?
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Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 02:07 AM UTC
Edwin,
So far the only tracks I've seen on the M2 series are Stuart-style rubber block tracks. To my knowledge, there wasn't anything else in general issue. Ted Paris at Commander's explained that they didn't do the tracks because most of his clients used indi links (either plastic or metal)anyway, rather than deal with resin link-to-link or link-and-length track. HTH.
Regards,
Georg
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Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 04:53 AM UTC

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. . .the M2A4 had T16A4 rubber-metal tracks so the earlier versions may have had some variation don't you think?



I have a tabulated listing of most track types used by the US. The T16E4 is listed as 11-5/8 wide,"reversible rubber block rubber bushed track". The T16 is 11-9/16 wide,"non-reversible rubber block rubber bushed track". Typically the non-reversible types were thicker on one side than the other, but it doesn't appear that was the case with the T16. I would say that you could use T16 tracks without anyone noticing the .0017 inch width discrepancy.

KL