American tank M26 PERSHING COBI 2563 - Executive edition WW II

Kit of the US medium tank M26 Pershing in green army camouflage. The special edition package also includes the M5 anti-tank gun. The assembled model has a rotatable turret with adjustable gun elevation, opening hatches for seating the figure and functional tracks on which the model can be easily driven on non-slippery surfaces. The package also includes a figure of a US general, a tank commander armed with a Thompson submachine gun, a mechanic with a shovel and two other crew members. The tank is modified to allow the M5 cannon to be hooked behind it. The overall length of the kit is then 53 cm. Simply cut out the instructions to get a collector's card.
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List Number: COBI-2563
EAN: 5902251025632
Warranty:24 months
Price excluding VAT:1 349,50 Kč
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You know that:

  • In 1942, the Detroit Arsenal factories developed a tank design that in many ways surpassed the best German Tiger and Panther machines.
  • By cleverly shaping the tank's ballistic protection, the designers saved 15,000 kg of weight compared to the German Tiger, making the Pershing very fast and agile.
  • The first deployment took place at the very end of the war in February 1945 at Elsdorf, Germany, during a nighttime battle between a Pershing named "Fireball" and a 57-ton Tiger. The duel did not go well for the Pershing. The German Tiger spotted the M26 at short distance about 90 meters between burning houses and with two shots severely damaged the Pershing. However, while retreating, Pershing dropped a house wall on the attacking Tiger, which disabled the German tank and its crew was captured.
    Another engagement on 7 March 1945 would be a disaster for the German tanks. The Pershing, equipped with a gun stabilizer, was able to fire accurately even while moving, while the German tanks had to stop before firing.
    The Pershing's technical superiority was undeniable. Of the 300 units deployed in Europe, the Germans managed to destroy only 3, and only one of them permanently.
    In all, 2,212 were produced in several versions.
    The successor to the Pershing was the M46 Patton.


Technical parameters of M26:

  • dimensions: length 8.65 m (with gun), width 3.51 m, height 2.78 m
  • weight 41 900 kg
  • armour: 102 mm front, 76 mm side, 51 mm rear
  • power unit Ford GAF 18.03 l petrol 8-cylinder engine with 373 kW
  • maximum road speed 40 km/h
  • range 160 km
  • fuel tank capacity 704 l
  • wading distance 1,22 m
  • main weapon M3 cannon of 90 mm calibre
  • secondary weapon 2x Browning M1919 machine gun 7.62 mm calibre + Browning M2 machine gun 12.7 mm calibre
  • crew 5 persons


Technical parameters of the M5 gun:

  • dimensions: length 4.02 m, width 2.2 m, height 1.62 m
  • weight 2 210 kg
  • barrel length 3,4 m
  • calibre 76,2 mm
  • range 14,7 km
  • rate of fire 14/minute
  • crew of 9



Assembly instructions

Verze (série)04/2022
Scale1 : 28
Number of pieces1065 pcs
Recommended age11+
Package weight1255 g
Dimensions after assembly27 x 11,5 x 14 cm
Box dimensions45 x 30,5 x 7 cm
Number of figurines5 pcs
Obsahuje světélkující kostkyNo
KolekceWorld War II
Compatible with other brand of kitsYes
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