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Cheap Buys: Macho Machines M4A1 Sherman


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charger3604bbl Inactive Member writes:

I'm not sure if anyone is still reading this thread, but I found some of these at a Target in Rogers, MN still, now marked down ot $0.75. I picked up the last 6 Tigers. There were still lots of Bradleys and AAVs (?) left.


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It was Privateer4hire Inactive Member (among others) on the forums here the other day who mentioned that the Macho Machines Sherman was useful for 15mm wargaming. So I picked one up for $2.99 USD at my local Target:

Sherman

The package contains one diecast tank and a gray plastic display platform.

Sherman
Sherman

The turret rotates, but the gun does not elevate.

Sherman
Sherman

According to the packaging, another Sherman in desert camo is also available. The other vehicles in this series are an M1A1 Abrams (tan or forest camo) and an M1126 Stryker ICV.

Sherman (top view)
Sherman (bottom)

The model measures 27mm from bottom to tread to top of turret hatch, and 55mm from front to back fender. My sample had some abrasion wear on the left side.

Sherman and T26 comparison

For size comparison, here's a picture of the Sherman next to a Soviet T-26...

Macho Machines and Battlefront Shermans compared

...and next to a Battlefront Sherman. In the last photo, the base under one of the Shermans exaggerates the difference - the Macho Machines Sherman is roughly 5mm less long (front to back), 1mm less wide, and 2mm less tall.