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MERIT 63501 U.S. M-19 Tank Transporter 45 tons with Hard Top Cap

Item No.: MERIT 63501
Merit International LLC
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U.S. M-19 Tank Transporter 45 tons with Hard Top Cap


The M19 tank transporter, a combination of the M20 Diamond T 980/981 Truck and the M9 Rogers 45-ton Trailer, was born out of a 1941 British requirement for a transporter capable of moving vehicles up to 40 tons.

The development & production contract was placed with the Diamond T motor car company for the trucks and Rogers Brothers Corporation for the 45 ton trailer.

When the US entered the war it lacked a suitable transporter for its armoured vehicles, so as a stop gap measure, 200 hundred vehicles were siphoned off, from the British army order, and pressed into US service until the M26 Transporter, the Dragon Wagon, was available.

Twee uitvoeringen mogelijk;

  • U.S.Army - Europe 1944.
  • British Royal Army - 452 Tank Transporter Company, N.W.Europe, March 21st 1945.

Afmetingen;

  • Lang; 464 mm.
  • Breed; 82.5 mm.

Humbrol verf kleur nr.'s; 19 / 33 / 52 / 69 / 85 / 155

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