With the help of Lieutenant Colonel Witheridge, and despite official disapproval, he managed to get the concept accepted. This proved fortunate, as both the Challenger and Cromwell tank designs experienced difficulties and delays. After the difficult problem of getting the gun to fit in the Sherman's turret was solved by W. Kilbourn, a Vickers engineer, the Firefly was put into production in early 1944, in time to equip Field Marshal Montgomery's 21st Army Group for the Normandy landings (D Day).
It soon became highly valued as its gun could almost always penetrate the armor of the Panther. In recognition of this, German tank and anti-tank gun crews were instructed to attack Fireflies first.
Between 2,100 and 2,200 were manufactured before production wound down in 1945. This tank has been built in the latest version of Heng Long 2.4G digital system! It is NOT ONLY 2.4G system which is radio interference free , but also has 2 vivid sounds! Radio Remote Controlled RC 2.4G British Firefly 1/16 with 2 Sounds. Full functions of rc tanks going Left / Right , Forward / Backward , Superb tank hovering.
Up, Down & 320 Degrees Turret Rotation. Equipped with High Quality Gripping Caterpillar. Plastic tracks and gear box.(Can be upgraded to metal tracks / metal gearbox / metal road wheels , please contact). The item "Radio Remote Control RC Tank 2.4G British Sherman 105 Howitzer 1/16 2 Sounds" is in sale since Tuesday, May 16, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Radio Control & RC Toys\RC Model Vehicles & Kits\Tanks & Military Vehicles". The seller is "2010sll" and is located in Nantwich, Cheshire.
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