Mato M4A1 (76 mm)

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This tank is a Mato M4A1 (76mm) with a Heng Long RX–18 and a DBC3 battle system.  It is modeled after the US Army, 2nd Armored Division, in the summer and fall of 1944.  I have added a Cullen hedgerow cutter, a phone box, some stowage and clear plastic in all the periscopes.  I used the Mato turret traverse motor and the Mato gun elevation motor, but switched out the airsoft gun for a Heng Long recoil unit.  I removed the smoker.  It still has the Mato gearboxes and drive motors.  The tracks and running gear are all stock Mato.  I replaced the idler wheel mount screws with through bolts for added strength.  I expect that this tank will receive more upgrades with time.

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We got the stars and numbers on it.  We named it Buster.

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