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Academy 1/35 M4A3 Sherman W/ T34 "Calliope" Multiple Rocket Launcher ACA13294
The T34 (Calliope) was a tank-mounted multiple rocket launcher used by the U.S. Army during World War II. The launcher was mounted on top of the Medium Tank M4, with its prominent vertical side frames fixed to the turret's sides. It carried sixty 4.5in (114mm) rockets in 36 tubes on the top, and a pair of 12 tubes groups (24 tubes of groups that could be jettisoned) on the bottom.
The T34 was developed in 1943; small numbers were produced and used by US armour units in 1944-45. The T34 takes its name from the musical instrument "Calliope", also known as the steam organ, which had parallel pipes of a similar nature, and which had in history existed on steamboats of the Mississippi River.