Modeling the Sherman Tank in 1/72nd Scale

Fine Scale Factory
M51 Sherman (T80 HVSS) Tracks
Kit #PW002

Article by Doug Chaltry; last updated 18 November 2007.

This scan is of the tracks included in the FSF M51 kit, though they are also sold separately. They represent the T80 style of track for the HVSS Shermans, and as of now, these are the only aftermarket HVSS tracks available. Since only the UM HVSS kits come with hard plastic tracks, decent tracks for HVSS Shermans are rare. Although I like the Dragon DS100 tracks for their other Shermans, because the VVSS tracks are narrow and thick, their HVSS tracks are too thin and flaxible to look any good.

These FSF tracks are in white metal, which makes them very easy to use. Some of the links are poorly molded, but plenty of extras are included. FSF seems to be out of the scale model game for now, focussing only on wargame kits, so I'm not sure what the future availability of this set will be.

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Modeling the Sherman Tank in 1/72nd Scale