WWII United States
Tanks
Various AFVs
Artillery
Infantry
Soft Skin Vehicles
Aircraft


Armour

M2A4
Shapeways model of pre-war US light tank




Early GHQ M3
Might actually be the UK "Honey" version, but not current production either way


Another GHQ model, using Reaper Miniatures 3-paint shading system




Another Version


M3A3 Stuart
A 2014-15 GHQ model of later version of Stuart.  I messed up the wash; there was some sediment in it apparently (the white stuff)








M5 Stuart

Early version of the M5 from CinC




Marmon-Herrington CTL Light Tank
Originally ordered by the Dutch for service in the Netherlands East Indies, a few saw service with the US early in the war.  A 3D-printed model from Masters of Military.  This is a really, really small model.




M24 Chaffee
GHQ Model













CinC Version -- probably more to scale, but doesn't look as good as the GHQ version








ISM Version
A very cool model, well done with lots of baggage.  Really gives the model character.




M2A1 Medium
A 3D-printed model from Masters of Military of the early US medium tank. I realize now that this item suffered from some inadvertent spray. (Later note:  turns out this is a common problem with Shapeways models if they are not primed well enough)








M3 Lee
GHQ Models, GHQ decals








M4A3 Sherman
GHQ Model


GHQ M4A3/75mm models with slightly different paint jobs






M4 Shermans
CinC model sold under the rubric M4M34








CinC M4, not sure which one (M4A2?)


M4A2 HVSS
CinC model, quite nice




M4A3E8 With Sandbags

A CinC model -- it shows what a top-flight company can do to make "battlefield" models when they put their minds to it.




M4A1
GHQ Model, looks to have 76mm gun






M4A3E2 Jumbo
A fine model from GHQ











M4A3
ISM model of late-war tank with sandbag armor.  Note that I'm not sure that the ID is correct...



M4A3E8 with Turret Sandbags


Crap Models






M4A3E8 With Sandbags

Various version of the ISM model




M4A3E8 with Camo Netting

An ISM model.  Photos are not the best.






M4A3E8 With Wooden Slat Armor

ISM model




M4A3 105
GHQ Model


M4 Duplex Drive Tank
ISM Model


M26 Heavy Tank
GHQ Model







And even more of them, painted slightly differently




M26 CinC Version




M6A2E1
Experimental version of the M6 heavy tank, with 90mm gun.  Perhaps on two produced.  Model is from Kaja, and while it lacks many details of the original, it is still a very cool model.






M32 Armored Recovery Vehicle

ISM model (missing several bits)


A much better version, complete with all the parts (plus some I made myself...)




Another Version




M31 ARV

GHQ Model




Sherman "Aunt Jemima" Mine Clearing Vehicle
From Masters of Military







Self-Propelled Tank Destroyers
 
M3 75mm SPAT Gun
CinC Model of early war tank destroyer




M10 Wolverine
GHQ model




More versions...




CinC Model
Not really in the same league as the GHQ model




Same models, now based


M18 Hellcat
GHQ Model









M18 Hellcat

CinC version, just not up to the same level as the GHQ model




M36 Jackson
ISM's version of the late-war 90mm armed tank destroyer










GHQ's Version of the M4 Sherman-based version of the M36, the M36B1




M6 37mm Tank Destroyer

Early US tank destroyer from GHQ





Various Light Armored Vehicles

M3 Halftracks
CinC model, with GHQ US seated  infantry.  Decals from I-94.






More CinC models with GHQ passengers












Several other models








ISM M3 Halftrack
Not a great model, but tire on front is a nice touch


This is a UK model, but I don't know the manufacturer.


Same model, now with a base


M4 Mortar Carrier
CinC Model


GHQ Halftacks
Decked out with figures from the GHQ crew pack, along with items from the half track accessory pack.


















M4 Halftrack With 81mm Mortar
From GHQ


CinC Version


M3 Halftrack with 20mm AA Gun
Kind of a random conversion


Halftrack With 75mm Gun
Early war tank destroyer -- served in Tunisia.  Excellent model is from CinC.  Stars are from I-94.


M16 SPAA Halftrack
GHQ Model








M15A1 Special
Halftrack with 40mm Bofors AA Gun


M15 SPAA
GHQ Model -- Halftrack with 37mm AA Gun, 2 .50 Cal HMGs




Lots of Halftracks


White Scout Car
CinC Model


M8 Greyhound
From a British company, not sure which.  HMGs are from CinC, decals from GHQ.




GHQ M8 Scout Car






M20 Scout Car
GHQ's model of the ubiquitous command and scouting vehicle






ISM M20 Command Car
An interesting model


LVT-2
GHQ model







LVT(A)-4
ISM Model., but not a very good one -- far too small, more like 1/350 (see comparison with GHQ model at end)








M4 High-Speed Tractor
Older model from ISM





Artillery

37mm AT Gun
GHQ model from the light AT weapons pack


57mm AT Gun
GHQ model




Close-up of 57mm Gun


57mm towed by a Dodge Weapons Carrier




75mm Pack Howitzer
From GHQ






75mm Pack Howitzer

H&R model and crew


105mm Pack Howitzer
H&R model and crew


155mm Howitzer
From CinC, GHQ crews




105mm Howitzers, with H&R Crew



155mm Howitzer
H&R model and crew


8" Howitzer
CinC model, GHQ crew




M7 Priest
GHQ Model - the current version.  I should have painted the ammunition.




Old version - not nearly so good




A comparison between the two


Sherman Calliope
GHQ model, a bit rough because it is an eBay rebuild




M8 Howitzer Tracked Motor Carrier
GHQ Model






M34 Ammo Carrier
Manufacturer unknown, but probably ISM


M51 Maxson Quad .50 Caliber Mount
GHQ






Infantry

GHQ Infantry
A horde of infantry from GHQ -- variously from the Infantry pack, Infantry #2 pack, and the heavy weapons pack.

A full regiment of infantry, lacking the support weapons (for now)


Rifle Platoons














A Platoon-Scale Rifle Company


Command and Recon Teams


60mm Mortar Teams


Bazooka Teams
From the GHQ Light AT Pack, with a brick wall from CinC.






The older single-casting GHQ bazooka team, which still comes in the US Armored Infantry Combat Command


GHQ Heavy Weapons
The following weapon teams are from GHQ's US Heavy Weapons pack.  They are older and smaller than the current line up of GHQ infantry, but currently, all they offer for medium machine guns and 81mm mortars.











CinC Machine Gun Teams
These are from their "Squad Leader" range, and are a good addition to any US force, given the lack of an equivalent GHQ model.




Heroics & Ros US Heavy Weapons
H&R actual offers a couple of heavy weapons sprues, which contain a wide variety of US heavy weapons.  The casting is not great, but they are very useful models.

.30 Caliber Machine Gun Teams


Engineers


.50 Caliber Anti-Aircraft Guns


81mm Mortars


Bazooka Teams





Soft Skin Vehicles

Jeep
Probably a GHQ model, if not a CinC one (long since forgotten)


GHQ Jeeps
Includes one with a 75mm recoilless rifle










ISM Jeep


M29 Weasel
Excellent model from GHQ


Dodge Weapons Carrier
From GHQ, with 57mm gun


WC52 3/4 Ton Truck
CinC model








3/4 Ton Dodge Communications Truck
CinC Model




1 1/2 Ton Truck
CinC Model






GMC 2 1/2 Ton Short-Wheel Base
GHQ model


GMC 2 1/2 Ton Truck

GHQ Model










6-Ton Corbitt 50SD6
Both the cargo and the bridging version of the heavy truck.  GHQ model.




Dodge K41 Signals Van With Trailer

A fine model from ISM


DUKW
Big amphibious truck from GHQ







GMC Two And Half Ton Truck
GHQ Version






GHQ and CinC Version








GHQ Model




Two And Half Ton Fuel Truck
GHQ Model


M26 Transporter
A fantastic model from CinC




Dodge 3/4 Ambulance
CinC Model





Aircraft

P-40C
ISM model, really quite nice




P-40D
Excellent CinC model




P-40J/K

ISM Model of late Warhawk




P-47 Thunderbolt
ISM's P-47s, which come (came?) complete with a ground-attack loadout.  Lots of decals from I-94 and GHQ.






Alternate paint scheme.  Should have used decals for the nose; looks good at a distance but bad close up.



P-47D Razorback
A fantastic model from CinC -- assembles easily and looks great.








P-47 "Bubbletop"
CinC model


P-51 Mustangs
Repainted Scotia(?) models I got off eBay.  Didn't come out very well.  Decals, which are not very good, are from GHQ.




Same model, different paint jobs







ISM model






GHQ Version


P-38 Lightning
A pretty good model from H&R, complete with I-94's specialized P-38 declas




P-38s
A less good model from Scotia's CollectAir line.  A significantly smaller model than the H&R version, perhaps as small as 1/330 or so.






ISM P-38





P-39 Airacobra
GHQ model


Brewster Buffalo

H&R model of early war aircraft.  First are colors used by USMC in defense of Midway, second is USN pre-war scheme






SBD Dauntless
Skytrex (I believe) model




ISM Version




F3F Wildcat
A very fine model from Raiden, now put out by I-94 Enterprises.  They also make the decals that adorn the side, which are specific markings for squadrons -- quite a nice touch.


The ISM Version




F4U Vought Corsair
Plastic model from Yujin, quite a good one




ISM Version




F6F Wildcat
Another plastic model from Yujin, quite nice




This is the Raiden version, not quite as good but still quite serviceable.


ISM Version




P-61 Black Widow
A really bad model in very soft lead from Skyraider


B-25 Mitchell
A fine model from CinC, of absolute exquisite manufacture.  Construction of the multi-part model was reasonable, rather than horrifying (as has been the case with other CinC aircraft).  Final model is quite good, though the props are rather fragile.  In real life, the black wash does a better job showing off the panel lines, which are well-etched.


A model of a later version from H&R.  I attempted to paint a toothed grin on the nose, to little effect.  Playing card decal is from I-94.




ISM B-25
I should have tried to add brass wire guns.




This guy is a bit different.  It is a pre-painted plastic item that comes in a pack of 6 for about $10.  Its actually 1/350 (officially, seems smaller than that though).  Overall, a pretty good early B-25 model, which would likely be better with a light wash of black paint to highlight the cockpit detail and other indentations.  Also, the rear turret would do well painted silver.




B-26 Marauder
A decent model from ISM.  I used brass wire to add the machine guns, which really added to the overall quality of the finish.  Decals are from I-94.






Another version, without the guns




B-17s
The model on the left is a plastic one from Yujin, the other is the B-17E from ISM




This shot shows some of the cool decals from I-94 -- the big bomber tail markers and the playing card symbol on the nose.


B-24 Liberator

I believe the manufactuer is Skywarrior/Skyraider, but I'm just not sure.  I added the prop hubs, made from plastic rod, and the machine guns, made with brass wire.  The model was really poorly cast, and required a ton of filling with GW's Liquid Green Stuff (with requisite snading) to make serviceable.  The decals are from a specific set made for B-24s, but I can't recall the manufacturer off hand.




C-47 Dakota
Excellent and reasonably priced model of the key allied transport from Raiden Miniatures.  Decals are from I-94 and the Luftwaffe '46 range.




A far worse model from an unknown manufacturer.  In truth, I'm not even sure it is a C-47...




Waco Gliders
H&R models, with plastic card struts




Martin B-10

A key part of the US Army Air Corps bomber fleet in the 1930s, complete with my rather sad attempt at a period paint scheme.  Model is from Shapeways, and done in White, Strong & Flexible (Polished).  The polishing costs on a bit more, but is well worth it.




Here is the Dutch version, which served in the Dutch East Indies in 1942.  I included it here because a) I don't have a Dutch WWII section and b) it mainly worked with the US.







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