- Vietnam War Historical Collection
- 625 pieces
- 2 figures – tank commander and infantryman
- Bodywork with pad printing
- Completed Dimensions 9.8” L x 4.1” W x 4.7” H
- Box dimensions: 17.75” L x 11.9” W x 2.3” H
- Compatible with leading block and brick brands
- Recommended for 9 years and above.
You can build the American M41A3 Walker Bulldog light tank from a set of 625 COBI construction blocks. The model contains elements covered with high-quality pad-prints. The design perfectly reflects the original shapes of its historical prototype. Moving wheels and working tracks, opening hatches, access to the block-shaped engine, movable turret and a very characteristic barrel are all featured in this set. Two standard American soldiers figures with accessories guarantee the satisfaction of owning this set!
The Bulldog tank with its outpost completes the Vietnam War collection and is the perfect opponent to the Vietnamese T-54 tanks!
The M41 Walker Bulldog, officially 76-mm Gun Tank, M41, was an American light tank developed for armed reconnaissance purposes. It was produced by Cadillac between 1951 and 1954 and marketed successfully to the United States Army as a replacement for its aging fleet of World War II vintage M24 Chaffee tanks. Although engineered as a reconnaissance vehicle, the M41's weight and armament also made it effective in the close infantry support role and for rapid airborne deployments. Upon entering US service, all M41s received the designation Little Bulldog and subsequently, Walker Bulldog after the late General Walton Walker, who was killed in a Jeep accident in 1950. The M41 was the first postwar American light tank to see worldwide service, and was exported in considerable numbers by the United States, particularly to Asia
A total of 5,500 tanks were produced. The first combat use was in April, 1961 during the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba. Tanks were also found in Vietnam, where the advantage of the Soviet T-54s was felt. In 1965, the US government sold all it's tanks to South Vietnam and other interested countries.