The 1/16th scale Bulldog is a top of the range RC tank from Heng Long. It’s a fully functional model with many upgrades over standard 1/16th tanks. Most noticeable are the upgraded metal tracks. This metal upgrade version also features metal sprocket wheel and metal gearbox which not only add to the realism but also makes it more reliable.
Next very cool feature is the sound on this machine, the sound generator has 2 channels and can play 2 sounds simultaneously – in short you will hear the gun firing over the soundtrack of the engine and together with the smoke generator and BB airsoft gun adds to the authenticity of the bulldog. The cool smoke generator actually produces a small cloud of smoke from the exhaust!
The turret powers out plastic 6mm BB’s and has a powerful red warning light, next to the barrel, that illuminates before firing. The realistic design is finished off perfectly with the included tank commander. This really is a high quality and superb looking model that when not being used makes an excellent display model.
The M41 Bulldog was an American light tank developed to replace the M24 Chaffee. The M41 was an agile and well armed vehicle. The Walker Bulldog saw limited combat with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was then used in Vietnam by the Army Republic of South Vietnam. The Walker Bulldog was an instant success with South Vietnamese armor crewmen which, combined with the tank’s mechanical reliability, simplicity, and excellent handling made the Bulldog a worthy war machine.