Based on the very popular 1/35 kit from “yesteryear”, it has received a great many enhancements that bring it truly up to date. There is extensive use of photo-etched components for delicate items like headlight guards, jerry can rack, fenders and fender stays. Slide-molds have contributed a number of new parts like accurate machine guns, and sprocket and idler wheels. Meanwhile, clear plastic for the cupola and an optional aluminum gun barrel also make their way into the box. This powerful Sherman saw combat in the Six-Day War in 1967 as well as in the 1973 Yom Kippur War.