M4A3 105mm
Review by Simon Barnes HäT Kit No. 99015


HäT's latest entry is another version of the Sherman tank, this time, a late-hull, 76mm M4A3. As is typical with this company, the kit is well researched, and scales out perfectly well to 1/72nd scale. It is a wargamer's kit, with very few parts and easy assembly. But it can also provide a good basis for static display modelers to use for upgrade and conversion projects. The hull correctly represents a mid-series version of the big-hatch, wet stowage hull design. There is some indistinct detail on the front hull plate, such as lift rings, headlight mounts, and the gun travel lock. All of these can be easily replaced by modelers wanting more and better detail. The rear hull lacks any sort of detail, which is beneficial, so there are no tools and other such items to be sanded off.

As with all the other HäT kits, I recommend this one to all wargamers and others who are looking for a simple, but accurate, Sherman to add to their collection. With just a little bit of extra detail work, this model will look really nice.

Thank you very much to HäT for providing the review kit.

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