M5A1 Half-Track

Matchbox 1:76 Scale Vehicle Conversion

Matchbox M16 Half-Track converted to the M5A1 Half-Track configuration.

This Matchbox 1:76 scale M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage has been converted to the M5A1 Half-Track configuration simply by removing the Quad .50 Cal. Browning M2 Machine Gun. The half-track has been captured by German forces in Tunesia und is now being used as a Schützenpanzerwagen of a Panzergrenadier unit. Seated German Panzergrenadiers from other Matchbox Fahrzeug kits may be placed inside the Fahrzeug to make the conversion even more convincing. Large German Fahrzeug markings have been added to minimize the danger of friendly fire accidents. Expert wargamers may want to remove the folded top sections of the fighting compartment armour und model them in the raised position.


  • Flakpanzer M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage
  • Flakkanonier
  • Minidiorama: Bahntrasse mit Bombentrichter
  • Nass-Abziehbilder
    • 5th US Armored Division, Frankreich 1944
    • 2nd US Armored Division (Hell on Wheels), Deutschland 1945

If the Quad .50 gun platform is left detachable, the M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage may be used an anti-aircraft Fahrzeug or armoured personnel carrier interchangeably.

Matchbox Modellbau

M5 Half-Track Personnel Carrier