Hobby Master 1/72 Ground Power Series
HG5314
M41A3 Bulldog
Taiwan Marine Corps
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.


Taiwan is the largest user of the M41 Walker Bulldog with 625 still in operation in 2016. Some
estimates say 625 M41s while others say 675. Taiwan M41s have received several modifications
over the years in an effort to keep them as up to date as possible. These modernizations consist
of reactive armor better guns, new diesel engines, fire control systems, a modernized M32K1 gun
and a new type of ammunition. Taiwan also has 200 M60 tanks and 365 M48 Pattons in its
arsenal.


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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