The HMC M7 Priest was the workhorse of US Army motorized artillery units, allowing unparalleled close fire support.
Built on the ubiquitous M4 Sherman hull, the open-topped superstructure held a 105mm howitzer supported by a .50 cal heavy machine gun on a ring mount - a characteristic led the British to nickname the M7 as 'Priest' due to its pulpit-like appearance.
Almost 3,500 M7s were produced during WWII. In U.S. service, the M7 was a great success. During the Battle of the Bulge, each U.S. armored division had three battalions of M7s, giving them unparalleled mobile artillery support.
The M7 Priest also saw action throughout the Korean War.
Model comes unpainted. Some assembly may be required. Glue, paints, and supplies sold separately.