Sherman T-31 Demolition Tank
Developed in America in 1944 with a view to landing it on the D-day beaches this derivative of the Sherman tank was designed as a blockbuster to deal with beachhead fortifications. The redesigned turret featured a 105 mm howitzer and two 7.2-inch rockets.
Only 2 prototypes were built. Due to production delays and weight problems, it never went into full production.
The model is based on a Tamiya 1/35th M4A3 chassis and the turret was designed in Fusion 360 and 3d printed by me.
You can't kid me, that's really a whiffer, right?
Real or not, that's some serious creative effort on display there.
I've added a picture of the turret before I painted it just for reference! Thanks for your comments.
A wonderful build, Derek!
Kudos to your turret design an build!
A great result on this build, Derek @derekaustin
I was not aware of the existance of these prototypes, looks very aggrassive.
Thank you. Although I'm told that designing and 3d printing something isn't scratch building, we maybe need a new term!
Wow! That’s something I had zero knowledge of. Great work fabricating that turret.
Looks like it would really pack a punch.
Could it have helped them off Omaha beach, we'll never know!
Interesting build, nicely done.