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M41G Walker Bulldog "246" German Army, 1950s
Authentic Detailing
Pre-Painted by professionals
Accurate paint colors
Markings Tampo (pad) applied
Fully Assembled
Die-Cast Model
True to Scale (1:72)
Weathering and insignias
Turret turns
Metal turret and main gun
Realistic tracks
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As a replacement for the M24, production started in 1951 on the new M41 Walker Bulldog. By
1953 the M24’s had been completely replaced. The M41 saw limited action in Korea but was very
much in demand in Vietnam. In 1961 150 M41’s were delivered to the Japan Ground Self-
Defense Force. Through out 1965 214 M41A3’s replaced the M24’s used by 5 Army of the
Republic of Vietnam squadrons and were very effective against the ARVN T-54’s. In 1969 the
M41’s began to be replaced by the M551 Sheridan.


After WWII with Germany divided into East and West the West German military (Bundeswehr)
was supplied with U.S. built equipment. The first tanks to arrive were the M41 Walker Bulldogs
followed by the M47 and M48. The Germans made several modifications to these vehicles and in
1956 the Germans began development their own tank, the Standard-Panzer, to meet their
requirements and replace the aging “M” series tanks. The new Leopard 1 tank entered service in
1965.

Specifications for the M41 Walker Bulldog

Manufacturer – Cadillac Motor Car Division of General Motors Corp.

Number Produced – 3,728

Crew – 4 x Commander in turret right rear, Gunner in turret right front, Loader in turret left rear,
Driver in hull left front

Combat Weight – 51,000 lb  (23,500 kg)
Length including main gun – 26.75 ft  (8.15 m)
Width – 10.48 ft  (3.19 m)
Height to top of AAMG – 9.9 ft  (3.02 m)

Performance
Engine – Continental AOS-895-3 6-cylinder, 4-cycle, opposed, supercharged gasoline
Power. The fuel injected engines were designated AOS-895-5
Gross HP - 500@2,800 rpm
Gross Torque – 960 ft-lbs@2,400 rpm
Transmission – Allison CD-500-3, 2 gears forward, 1 reverse
Fuel Capacity – 140 gallon  (530 L)

Armament
Main Gun – 76 mm M32 with 65 rounds of which 11 are ready
In Turret – On flexible AA mount .50 cal M2HB MG 600 rounds
Coaxial with 76mm - .50 cal M2E1HB MG 2,175 rounds
Replaced later with a
.30 cal M1919A4E1 MG 4,900 rounds
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