Self-propelled gun M12 GMC (Gun Motor Carriage) also known as King Kong for its great destructive power. It mounted a 155 mm caliber M1917, M1917A1 or M1918 M1 field artillery cannon on the chassis of a General Lee M3 tank. The origin of the gun was the 155 Grande Puissance Filloux (GPF) mle.1917 Canon developed in France during World War I. 100 units were built between 1942 and 1943. They were deployed in Western Europe in 6 armored artillery battalions to perform indirect fire support missions. They were also used to carry out direct fire against land targets such as the fortifications of the Siegfried Line or the armored vehicles of the Kampfgruppe Peiper in the combats at La Gleize during the Battle of the Bulge..
Italeri 1/72 scale model, in hard plastic, 8.3 cm long with 91 pieces to assemble, glue not included. Decals for Luxemburg (Cho Cho Barn, Patton’s Third Army) and Germany (The Persuader & Bucanner, 557th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, and Adolph’s Assassin, 991st Armored Field Artillery Battalion). Not suitable for children under 14.