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Tamiya US M26 Pershing Full Option 1/16 Scale Medium Tank - KIT

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1/16 Scale US M26 Pershing Medium Tank Full Option by Tamiya - KIT - TAM56016

Version Info: This tank is in "KIT" form and requires your own 4 Channel radio, receiver, ESC, charger and battery to run.  (See Requires below for information).

This is the 1/16 electric radio-control assembly kit of the U.S. Medium Tank M26 Pershing that made its appearance during the end of WWII.

Overall length: 536mm, overall width: 218mm, overall height: 197mm. Despite its large scale, the model has been thoroughly and accurately reproduced.

Not only can the model move forward and backward and turn with a great sense of power, but the turret can be rotated and the gun raised and lowered. Recoil of the gun and movement of the hull during shooting are also perfectly reproduced and synchronized.

The sound of the engine has been recorded from a real Ford GAF Liquid cooled V8 engine, the metallic clanking sound of the tracks and the sound of the shooting of the main gun adapt to the model"s movement. Moreover, this kit features headlights and brake lamps that light-up and main gun and front machine gun that flash.

The sound of the engine was digitally recorded from a real Ford GAF liquid cooled V8 engine of the M26 Pershing at the Ropkey Armor Museum. All the variation of sound of the real engine but also all the metallic clanking of the track has been thoroughly recorded.

Note: The instructions for "Preparing for Operation" on page 2 of the Operations Manual has been replaced with these instructions. Please refer to these instructions for recharging battery.

"Charging battery is required before operation. Charge battery after detaching from the model. Remove screws from right and left driver"s hatches, then lift the front upper hull 1cm to take the battery out. When detaching battery, be careful not to misplace cables to avoid hindering turret rotation or other movement. When charging, follow the instructions supplied with battery and charger."

Visit the Official Tamiya 1/16 Scale US M26 Pershing Medium Tank Thread on for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Realistic Firing Action

Realistic Firing Action

Main gun firing action is one of the most impressive features of this model. When firing, muzzle flashes, speaker roars and recoil gearbox retracts gun barrel, then slowly returns it to standard position.

340 Degree Turret Rotation

The turret can be rotated approximately 340 degrees. The gun barrel can be controlled within a 20 degree range. The moving speed can be controlled by transmitter stick.

340 Degree Turret Rotation
Independent Suspension

Independent Suspension

Independent suspension is damped by torsion bar springs, just like the full size M26. Combined with pre-assembled track, they provide smooth, exciting and realistic maneuverability, even on rough terrain.

Exceptional Realism

The tank commander figure is recreated with realistic detail. This model also recreates distinctive features of the M26 such as cylindrical commander's cupola, smoke dischargers, turret w/pistol port, air cleaner, equipment and texture of armor plates.

Exceptional Realism
Easy Access

Easy Access

Access to the control unit is simple and easy.

High Torque System

Equipped with a factory-assembled independent twin gearbox and powered by two RS-380 motors and has a 36.98:1 gear ratio. The high torque system enables the heavy 4,100g tank to maneuver superbly.

High Torque System


  • Front-mounted gearbox contains two Type 380 motors that can operate together or individually to produce forward/reverse running and pivot turning
  • Metal torsion bars and suspension arms combine with the wide tracks to smoothly absorb bumps and dips in the terrain and provide high maneuverability
  • Realistic engine sounds accompany the tank as it starts up, drives, and stops to idle
  • Hull-mounted main gun can be elevated, depressed, and swung to the left and right


  • Tamiya US M26 Pershing Full Option 1/16 Scale Medium Tank - KIT
  • Complete instruction manual


Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : Beginner
BUILD TIME : 1 hour




52.5cm / 20.6in


23cm / 9.0in


18cm / 7.0in


4535g / 159.9oz

Body Material

ABS Plastic

Chassis Material

ABS Plastic

Track Material



Two 380 motors (28x37mm)


Metal Bushings

Gearbox Gear Material


Adjustable Gear Ratio


Differential Type


Suspension Type

Idler Arm



Road Wheels


Idler Wheel


Adjustable Idler


Turret Rotation

320 Degrees





Exhaust Effect


IR Battle Ready


Airsoft BB Launch

Yes, 6mm

Track Recoil


Cannon Barrel Recoil


Required Battery

2S 7.4V - 3S 11.1V LiPo Battery (required)

Required Radio

4+ Channel (required)

Skill Level


Build Time

1 Hour

Recommended Environment

Indoor / Outdoor

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