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Joined: October 23, 2007
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Posted: Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 10:48 PM UTC
Greeting fellow tankers!

Now that the cat is out of the bag so to speak I can talk about a project I was part of.

Mato Toys is releasing the first mass produced 1/16 scale VVSS shermans. 16 in all. The first will be an M4A1(76)W. Other releases will be M10, Hybrid Firefly, M36, M3 Lee/Grant, etc. Will also have accessory kits and upgraded tracks like the all metal T49 Steel 3-bar Cleat Track With EECs (Duck Bills).

Electronics will be all new including the radio and sounds. Future releases will add infrared battle system with recoil instead of airsoft.

T48 track is plastic with metal end connectors like the real thing. Rubber on road wheels has raised lettering.

Pictures here: http://www.matotoys.cn/eng/News.asp?id=15 show prototype. Finished product will have rough cast texturing, foundry marks and casting numbers.

I'm just a regular RC Tanker and it was an honor working with Murphy at Mato to get them built.