Tamiya 6x6 M561 Gamma GoatMilitary Kits : Ground Armor : Cars and Trucks
- For Ages: 12+
- Assembly: Requires Glue
- Availability: In Stock
- Price: $35.29
Item DescriptionThe M561 Gama Goat was seven years in development until production of the vehicle began in 1968. Its unique name was derived from the creator of its articulated joint, Roger Gamaunt, and its mountain goat-like climbing ability. It was unlike most other military off-road vehicles in that power could go to all 6 wheels of the vehicle, and its aforementioned articulated joint allowed 80˚ pitch and 60˚ roll ranges of the carrier module at the rear. Its excellent rough-terrain mobility was tempered somewhat by problems with tricky handling and maintenance, as well as it being rather noisy, but the Gama Goat continued in service until it was effectively replaced by the HMMWV in the late 1980s.
Tamiya's 1/35 scale model faithfully reproduces this vehicle in every detail possible. Extensive research of the full size vehicle was conducted to give modelers the best kit possible.
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1 Customer ReviewsOverall Rating: 5.0 out of 5
Jan 03, 2014
by James Mc
Rating: 5 out of 5
Work of art by Tamiya almost falls together out of the box! Long over looked subject ingenious way of building the suspensionrunning gear. Typical excellent fit and engineering by the manufacturer, fun build, no frustrating steps, clear, concise instructions and decalpainting guide. A must-have for any 135 scale Cold War era enthusiast!