Around 100 were produced between 1942 and 1945. The design was initially rejected as unnecessary, but as the war progressed the design received the backing for a small production run. The M12 was built on a modified M3 Lee chassis, and carried a 155mm gun, derived from a French World War One design. Due to space restrictions, limited ammunition could be carried, and a support vehicle based on the same chassis was developed – the M30 Cargo Carrier (also available for purchase). The vehicles would work in pairs.
The M12 served ably in armoured field artillery battalions. They were also used in direct-fire operations, notably the allied assault on the Siegfried Line, where their ability to demolish concrete structures proved invaluable. Post-war the M12 was replaced by the M40 Gun Motor Carriage.
M12 Gun Motor Carriage
This kit contains one M12 Gun Motor Carriage.
1:56 Scale (28mm).
Supplied unassembled and unpainted.
Display base not included.