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M16 Machine Gun Motor Carriage (Magma) 

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$89.95
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CG-US60415
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Corgi 1:50 US60415
M16 Machine Gun Motor Carriage (Magma)
Scale:
1:50
Length:
4.75"
Width:
2"
Composition:
Diecast
SKU:
CG-US60415


Historical Note:

25th Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA) Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, Southwest of Seoul, Korea, February 1951 - On June 25, 1950, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Army (North Korea) opened fire on the Republic of Korea Army (South Korea), which was positioned south of the border between the two countries at a location known as the 38th Parallel. In their formal declaration of war, the North Koreans claimed this was a response to being attacked in Haeju. This claim was untrue. Hours later, President Harry S. Truman authorized General Douglas MacArthur to evacuate Americans and send equipment and artillery support to the South Korean forces. In conjunction, the UN Security Council passed a measure for member countries to send military aid to South Korea. Within days, the US had totally committed itself to the Korean War. Most US Army infantry divisions deployed to Korea had an AAA battalion consisting of eight M15A1 combination gun motor carriages (CGMC) and eight M16 MFMC's. These were very occasionally used in their intended role of air defense in the first weeks of the war against the North Korean People's Army Yak-9 and II-10 attack aircraft. However, once the latter had been destroyed by the autumn of 1950, the half-tracks were sent forward to provide direct infantry fire support with their deadly quad M45D 0.50-cal. machine guns. The M16 MGMC's high rate of fire made it an ideal antipersonnel weapon against massed Communist infantry attacks.


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