Saturday, 2 March 2013

Flames of War - Sherman Firefly Tanks - Finished

The fit of the Firefly Tanks are much better than the regular Sherman Tank and so require less green-stuff to fill the gaps.

I painted the Firefly's the same way as the regular versions so not much else to say other than this from the Wikipedea about its combat efficiency 

'After the problem of getting the gun to fit in the Sherman's turret was solved, the Firefly was put into production in early 1944, in time to equip Field Marshal Montgomery's forces for the Normandy landings. It soon became highly valued as the only British tank capable of defeating the Panther and Tiger Tanks it faced in Normandy at standard combat ranges. In recognition of this, German tank and anti-tank gun crews were instructed to attack Fireflies first. Between 2100 and 2200 were manufactured before production wound down in 1945.'

Compare that production to the Tiger 1 which was around 1300 units total production over 2 years and the Panther Tank around 6000 units produced over a 3 year period.

Above are picture of a shell from the 17 pounder and a real Firefly.

The rest of the pictures.

Now onto my Stug's.



  1. Pictures look great, Vitor! I just finished on of my StuGs a few days ago. We need targets for the Fireflies!

  2. Very nicely done. They look great.

  3. Thankfully the fireflys are much easier to assemble. I just assembled some plastic soldier company shermans and fireflys and they went together much easier than the open fire ones. The tracks are much more detailed than the metal or plastic offerings from battlefront.

    Nice job on the painting. I especially like the improvised armour with the track links.