6x6 M561 Gamma Goat model kit 1/35Tamiya
The 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.
108 plastic parts in grey six parts in clear plastic; 22 polythene caps
Includes clear parts and driver figure
Markings for three vehicles
Two in Olive Drab and one in the four-colour MERDC (Mobility Equipment Research and Development Center) camouflage.
The latter was a Gama Goat deployed to Grenada in 1983 as part of Operation Urgent Fury.