Braille scale US WW II artillery

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Braille scale US WW II artillery

Joined: November 14th, 2006, 1:46 am

July 10th, 2012, 12:45 am #1

I have noticed there isn't really that much in the way of US 1/76 or 1/72 scale WW II artillery kits around. Hasegawa has the 37mm ATG and the 155mm M2 but, I don't see anything else around these days. Anyone knows who else makes any?
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Joined: May 3rd, 2008, 3:56 am

July 10th, 2012, 1:46 am #2

They have the 105mm A1 and A2 for sale as well as an aftermarket PE set
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Joined: April 5th, 2004, 3:57 am

July 10th, 2012, 1:47 am #3

I have noticed there isn't really that much in the way of US 1/76 or 1/72 scale WW II artillery kits around. Hasegawa has the 37mm ATG and the 155mm M2 but, I don't see anything else around these days. Anyone knows who else makes any?
Hi James,
ACE do a 75mm Pack Howitzer & a M102 105mm

But your right hopefully Alexey might do a US 90mm gun sometime

British stuff in 1/72 is worse
again ACE has done a 2pder & hope
he will follow with a 6, 17, 18, 5.5 etc

Cheers Elliott

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Joined: August 3rd, 2008, 1:09 am

July 10th, 2012, 1:54 am #4

I have noticed there isn't really that much in the way of US 1/76 or 1/72 scale WW II artillery kits around. Hasegawa has the 37mm ATG and the 155mm M2 but, I don't see anything else around these days. Anyone knows who else makes any?
Dear James,
if you are interested in 1/72 US artillery, there is a firm which produces at least two important and "classic" american artillery pieces from WWII; that´s ACE from Ukraine. They make a 105 mm howitzer M2 and a 75 mm pack howitzer; both in plastic (short run).
Regarding the Hasegawa 155 mm, it is very old and inaccurate, the same goes for the 37 mm A/T gun.
If you prefer 1/76, thre are the Milicast resin range: they produce a 57 mm A/T gun, a 105 mm howitzer, a 75 mm pack howitzer and, i belive, a 155 mm howitzer M1.
By the way, the old (and from about six or seven years ago defuncted) Roco Minitanks (1/87 scale) offered various US artillery pieces: a 105 mm howitzer, a 155 howitzer M1 and a 155 gun (it came, if my memory serves me well, with a 8 inch tube as a option). OK, they were very basic and without much detailing as elevating or traverse wheels but they are not 1/87 for sure and having measured them and checked againts dimmensions from various books and real models(long of tube, etc.) are more in the 1/76 scale range than anything else.
A 37 mm A/T gun exists from that range but this particular model is more to 1/87 scale.
Perhaps, the new owner of Roco (Herpa Models) keep those models in its range (they would be available from Walthers in USA).
Of course i think there are gaps, nobody makes (correct me if i am wrong)a 155 mm howitzer M1918 or a 240 mm howitzer M1 or a 105 mm howitzer M3.
Best regards
Eduardo Gonzalez Mossini
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Joined: April 19th, 2005, 1:50 pm

July 10th, 2012, 11:59 am #5

I have noticed there isn't really that much in the way of US 1/76 or 1/72 scale WW II artillery kits around. Hasegawa has the 37mm ATG and the 155mm M2 but, I don't see anything else around these days. Anyone knows who else makes any?
James

AB Figures has a range of US anti-tank guns and artillery; 105mm M2 and M3 howitzers, 57mm and 3 inch anti-tank guns, and 155mm M1 howitzer.

http://www.abfigures.co.uk/u_s__artillery.htm

I don't have any AB artillery but they look fine in photographs and the AB figures are great.

Cheers

David
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Joined: November 18th, 2008, 10:04 pm

July 10th, 2012, 4:16 pm #6

I have noticed there isn't really that much in the way of US 1/76 or 1/72 scale WW II artillery kits around. Hasegawa has the 37mm ATG and the 155mm M2 but, I don't see anything else around these days. Anyone knows who else makes any?
Hauler do 2 of the bigger ones
http://henk.fox3000.com/hauler.htm

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Joined: July 6th, 2012, 12:54 pm

July 11th, 2012, 9:50 pm #7

I have noticed there isn't really that much in the way of US 1/76 or 1/72 scale WW II artillery kits around. Hasegawa has the 37mm ATG and the 155mm M2 but, I don't see anything else around these days. Anyone knows who else makes any?
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