TAMIYA 1/35 M561 GAMA GOAT(35330)
At Home Off of the Beaten Track
Originally commissioned in 1966 as an off-road, amphibious vehicle, the M561 Gama Goat was a 6-wheel drive truck consisting of a 4-wheel tractor and a 2-wheel carrier module. What really set it apart from other vehicles of its type, however, was its employment of an articulation joint between the two modules that allowed them to move independently of one another: a most useful skill when traversing rough terrain. The 14,000 Gama Goats produced up to 1973 were used in a variety of roles by both the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, and were deployed in the fighting in Grenada in 1983, although by the start of the 1990s the Gama Goat had been largely phased out. The former half of its unusual nickname came from Roger Gamaunt, designer of the key articulation joint, and the latter half from its tenacious goat-like climbing ability.
The recreation of the 2-module form with articulation joint simply oozes realism.
Enjoy recreating the 6-wheel drive mechanism which enabled extraordinary off-road skill.
A poly cap renders the articulation joint between the tractor and carrier modules.
The functional interior around the seat is assembled simply yet realistically.
Features separate door parts, a shovel and plenty of other accessories for an authentic air.
The hassle-free assembly style of the suspension takes nothing away from its realism.
Tractor and carrier offer authentic pitch and roll ranges thanks to the articulation joint.
Modelers can choose to assemble the Gama Goat with or without optional windscreen and winch.
1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit of the M561 Gama Goat.
Length 170mm, Width 62mm.
The model accurately captures the unique and powerful 2-module form of the M561.
Articulation joint is recreated using a poly cap and provides authentic movement.
Includes optional front windscreen and winch parts.
Realistic depiction of the complex 6-wheel suspension is achieved with uncomplicated assembly.
Comes with 1 figure and 3 marking options.