The Sherman Firefly was a tank used by the United Kingdom and some Commonwelth and Allied armoured formations in the WWII. It was based on the US M4 Sherman, but fitted with the powerful 3-inch (76.2 mm) calibre British 17-pounder anti-tank gun as its main weapon. Originally conceived as a stopgap until future British tank designs came into service, the Sherman Firefly became the most common vehicle mounting the 17-pounder in the war. Though the British expected to have their own new tank models developed soon, British Major George Brighty championed the already rejected idea of mounting the 17-pounder in the existing Sherman. With the help of Lieutenant Colonel Witheridge, and despite official disapproval, he managed to get the concept accepted.
This proved fortunate, as both the Challenger and Cromwell tank designs experienced difficulties and delays. After the difficult problem of getting the gun to fit in the Sherman's turret was solved by W. Kilbourn, a Vickers engineer, the Firefly was put into production in early 1944, in time to equip Field Marshal Montgomery's 21st Army Gruoup for the Normandy landings (D Day). It soon became highly valued as its gun could almost always penetrate the armor of the Pathers Tanks and Tiger Tanks it faced in Normandy. In recognition of this, German tank and anti-tank gun crews were instructed to attack Fireflies first.
Between 2,100 and 2,200 were manufactured before production wound down in 1945. This tank has been built in the latest version of Heng Long 2.4G digital system! It is NOT ONLY 2.4G system which is radio interference free , but also has 4 vivid sounds!Radio Remote Controlled RC 2.4G British Firefly 1/16 with 2 Sounds. Full functions of rc tanks going Left / Right , Forward / Backward , Superb tank hovering. Up, Down & 320 Degrees Turret Rotation. Plastic tracks and gear box.
(Can be upgraded to metal tracks / metal gearbox / metal road wheels , please contact). 2.4G Controller x 1. Re chargeable battery for tank x 1.The item "Radio Remote Control RC Tank 2.4G British Sherman Firefly 1/16 with 4 Sounds UK" is in sale since Friday, September 29, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Radio Control & RC Toys\RC Model Vehicles & Kits\Tanks & Military Vehicles". The seller is "dingding-uk" and is located in Glamorgan. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.