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New RC tank, the Mato 1/16 M4A1 76
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California, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 - 02:44 PM UTC
Mato Toys came out with a 1/16 scale RC M4A1 76 Sherman. I think Mato is a different company then the Henglong the maker of most 1/16 scale pre built RC tanks. Seems to be better qaulity the then Heng long Tiger I have. And it stayed working for more then three battery charges.

It's not nearly as nice as the Tamiya 1/16 stuff, but their sherman is 500 plus bucks, this was 150.

It came with stickers and not paint, but overall it looks pretty good. I am going to paint it, and add some details so it looks a little better. I also need to figure out how to get one of the damn RC tanks on a different channel, why is everything 27mhz?

A few shots with it next to my old M26.










I'll start painting it this weekend, should look much better once its not bare plastic.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 - 04:51 PM UTC
For $150 that's really cool Jon. Where did you buy it?
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Posted: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 - 06:22 PM UTC
MatoMart.com

Been playing with it all night, really fun stuff, I am going to be finding BB all over the house for months.

I need some star stencils for markings, it came with stickers lol.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 - 08:15 PM UTC
Wow...nice Sherman...when it was released????

About the wheels...have they RUBBER bands?
Have the same electronic plate than the MATO King Tiger? Seems than Mato electronic is a little better than HL ones....


How you will paint it???

The look is very nice.


DO you know if are there yet avaialble metal accesories for it?

MIG
http://migjimenez.blogspot.com/
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Posted: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 - 03:51 AM UTC
It came out in February

The road wheels have real rubber tires with raised detail on the rubber.

The tracks are rubber blocks with steel end connectors and seem really strong.

I can't find any specific metal upgrades yet, though some of the detail stuff for the Tamiya M4 would work.


The company is supposed to be releasing a whole line of Sherman's and a Grant.

The electronics are supposed to be all new, and it works much better then the heng long tiger I have.

I think I am going to paint it up as "in the mood" S/Sgt Lafayette Pool's tanks.

That's the markings that came on the stickers. I think I will scan them and them make a stencil out of them.

http://www.3ad.com/history/wwll/pool.lafayette.htm

I really like the Olive drab and black camo look,
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France
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 10:49 PM UTC
yeah tamiya 1/6 is nice tank. but now i have 1/30 th Sherman M4 tank rc . you know it's a awesome tank. and not so expansive .
the price for this sherman is only 50 euros.
The real M4 Sherman tank was the primary tank used by the United States during the second world war and it was also distributed to the allies. To the United Kingdom the M4 was given the name Sherman after General William Tecumseh Sherman. The British, appoint the tanks of American origin according to the name of a general famous in this country.
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012 - 09:34 PM UTC
The Tiger I was a German heavy tank used in World War II, produced from late 1942 as an answer to the challenge of facing the unexpectedly formidable Soviet armor encountered during Operation Barbarossa.
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helen
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