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T49 Gun Motor Carriage - Ninja!
The T49 was a Hellcat variant that never entered service. Two prototypes were made.
About this creation

A view of the tank destroyer from behind.


Here's the tank destroyer with some winter camo.


Here it is again, from above, with summer camo.

HISTORICAL DATA:
On April 18, 1942, it was agreed to construct two prototypes that would be identified as the T49 Gun Motor Carriage. It was to be mobile, weigh around 12 tons, have a crew of five, reach a speed of 50 mph, armor was to be 7/8" on the turret, and 3/8" all around on the hull.
The first prototype was tested and as a result the Tank Destroyer Command and the Ordnance Department wanted the second prototype to have a 75 mm M3 gun. This became the T67 Gun Motor Carriage. It was to have its armor increased to 1" in front. The side armor was reduced and the top and bottom was increased.
The prototypes had helical coil suspensions. Two Buick 320 cubic inch gasoline engines produced a total of 330 HP.
In late 1942, after the testing of a prototype at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, the Special Armored Vehicle Board recommended that the T67 have a standard engine, a 76 mm gun, and a torsion bar suspension. The Secretary of War approved the building of six prototypes. These would carry the 76 mm M1 in an open turret without a basket. The Continental R975-C1 engine was used. These prototypes were designated the T70 Gun Motor Carriage.

MODEL DATA:
This model was fun to make, but a wee little bit of a pain at some points. I particularly talk about the little bits of angled armor at the front end. I couldn't get them to work and look good, so I had to settle with getting them to work. Unfortunately, even this was a pain in the rear fit for a king. However, overall the model was fun.

Enjoy!


Building instructions
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Comments

 I like it 
  May 23, 2014
Good work!
 I made it 
  February 13, 2014
Quoting Dr. Monster Great tank. The shaping is fantastic.
Thank you!
 I made it 
  February 13, 2014
Quoting Alex Sonny Just beautiful, I say! This scale really enables you to add details and shapes that can't be achieved with smaller scales, really great!
Thanks! That's pretty much the exact reason I switched to the larger scale from a 1 stud-1 foot scale.
 I made it 
  February 13, 2014
Quoting killswitch95 [DEMON] mmmmm sexy
You know you want some, baby. :P
 I like it 
  February 13, 2014
Great tank. The shaping is fantastic.
 I like it 
  February 13, 2014
Just beautiful, I say! This scale really enables you to add details and shapes that can't be achieved with smaller scales, really great!
 I like it 
  February 12, 2014
mmmmm sexy
 I made it 
  February 12, 2014
Quoting Matt Bace Excellent! A very slick looking tank, especially the turret, which you have done a great job modeling.
Thank you!
 I made it 
  February 12, 2014
Quoting James Prins This thing bounced me three times when I was playing my Cromwell today... RNG... Beautifully made, I really like your LDD builds! Good job!
You bounced shots off a T49?! O.O That's bad luck on a monumental scale, I'm sorry you had to deal with that. I wish I was as lucky as that T49 driver, I've never bounced shots with it. Thanks!
 I like it 
  February 12, 2014
Excellent! A very slick looking tank, especially the turret, which you have done a great job modeling.
 I like it 
  February 12, 2014
This thing bounced me three times when I was playing my Cromwell today... RNG... Beautifully made, I really like your LDD builds! Good job!
 
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