If anyone's interested in seeing where a lot of your RC tanks come from, I posted a photo album in the armornuts group site today of Heng Long's factory from a recent visit I made to Shantou.
[link=http://ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/armornutsrcarmorhut/photos/browse/7991?c=]Heng Long Factory Photos[/link]
Sorry, I wasn't allowed to take photos in their R&D room, but they do have a lot of work ongoing as has been already mentioned earlier here already. Didn't see any signs of a Sherman but who knows what the Chinese Santa may bring down the road.
I do have to say after seeing their staff, they should consider coming out with a 2008 Girls of Heng Long
calendar - am certain it would sell very well throughtout the community!