The Korean War was fought between 25 June 1950 and 27 July 1953, when a shaky ceasefire was signed. This bloody conflagration came hot on the heels of WWII, and it essentially pitted Western countries against communism. Unsurprisingly, the USA employed equipment that dated back to WWII usage. One such legacy tank commonly employed during the Korean War was the M4A3E8 Sherman, often referred to as Easy Eight thanks to its E8 nomenclature. It was distinguished by its Horizontal Volute Spring System (HVSS) and wider tracks. The stronger suspension allowed thicker armor, and it was also armed with a long-barreled 76mm M1A1 gun. The M4A3E8 entered combat in December 1944, and there were still plenty around to fight North Korean and Chinese forces more than five years later. Just such an M4A3E8(76mm) tank is depicted in Dragon Armorís latest 1/72 release. The actual tank is an example from the 89th Tank Battalion fighting near the Han River in 1951. This battalion, part of the 25th Infantry Division, was activated in Korea in August 1950. It participated in ten campaigns during the Korean War. What makes this model tank special is that itís the very first Korean War vehicle in the Dragon Armor collection! This Dragon military plastic and diecast model is fully assembled, true to 1/72 scale from a fully accurate mold, has historically accurate markings and insignias, and includes a protective display case.