The 'Easy Eight' rolls into accessible 1/48 scale! This subject, which has proven popular in 1/35, is a welcome addition to the 1/48 Military Miniature Series, and is depicted as it appeared in the European Theater of WWII. One of the final Sherman types, it had the benefit of design updates developed from battle experience including a hardy welded late production hull, 76mm main gun, and new Horizontal Volute Spring Suspension (HVSS) with wider tracks, making for the significantly more comfortable ride that led to its nickname of 'Easy Eight.'
The M4A3E8 was known fondly as the 'Easy Eight' by its crews, thanks to the relatively smooth drive afforded by its Horizontal Volute Spring Suspension (HVSS). Another distinguishing feature was its 76mm gun. Some of the 2,500 examples produced were in time to appear in the Battle of the Bulge (Dec. 1944-Jan. 1945), and others even served in the Korean War years after the Allied WWII triumph. Movie buffs will no doubt also recall that the 'Easy Eight' was the star of the 2014 hit film 'Fury.'