The wheels are cleanly cast and include the grease plug and relief valve as well as the twelve small retaining bolts around the outer rim on both sides for well defined spoke details for some of the nicest stamped solid spoke wheels you will find today.
The idler wheels also have the grease plug and relief valve and well defined details on the centre hub for excellent idler wheels.
The wheels can be used on any Sherman kit by simply drilling out the axle hole to the required diameter for the target kit bogie axles and then slipping into place while the idlers should fit most kit idler axles but again simply make any adjustments required and the spare wheel can be added to any position on the vehicle as dictated by reference photos.
There is a slight scar after the removal of the casting block but a bit of light sanding will remove this providing you take care when removing the block so as not to remove too much resin.
While the wheels are labeled for the Sherman, they could of course be used on any M7/M10/M12/M36 kit as required to add additional details.
SHERMAN A History of the
American Medium Tank
R.P.Hunnicutt. Presidio Books ISBN 0-89141-080-5
Check the Formations website for details of other update sets available and thanks to Rob for the review sample.
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