M1A1 90mm AA gun

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M1A1 90mm AA gun

Joined: December 23rd, 2002, 6:42 pm

March 13th, 2012, 12:59 am #1

Is there one of these available in 1:35?
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Joined: September 25th, 2005, 5:59 am

March 13th, 2012, 3:43 am #2

Bronco does the M-5 tractor to pull one in the proper variant, in a reversal of the norm, where modelers are clamoring for decent haulers for their guns!

I'd like one of those guns as well.
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Joined: October 10th, 2010, 9:46 pm

March 13th, 2012, 5:54 am #3

Hi,
I guess what you a referring to is the M4 HST from Hobby Boss - although a Bronco M5 would be really cool!

Cheers,
Boris
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Joined: September 25th, 2005, 5:59 am

March 13th, 2012, 6:24 am #4

but the point remains.

Thanks for the correction!
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Joined: May 7th, 2005, 5:14 pm

March 14th, 2012, 5:33 am #5

Is there one of these available in 1:35?
I seem to recall that Revel or monogram made one in some slightly odd scale (Like 1/40th) its an old kit but they sometimes come up on ebay the kit includes an m-4 prime mover I think it was called skysweeper or something like that
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Joined: April 19th, 2005, 12:00 am

March 14th, 2012, 12:19 pm #6

Adams/SNAP/UPC did a US 120mm AAA in 1/40th scale in the early 60s. Unfortunately these really didn't get overseas much during WW2 and are mainly associated with early Cold War homeland defense. These guns were also produced in 1/87th scale by Minitanks.

There was a 1/32nd model of the M51 "Skysweeper" done by Renwal. These were semi-automated 75mm automatic guns with on-carriage radar and computer. The real ones were 1950s-60s vintage guns.

Revell did produce an M4 High Speed Tractor in 1/40th both as a separate kit and packaged with a 155mm gun ("long tom").

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Joined: September 25th, 2005, 5:59 am

March 14th, 2012, 6:28 pm #7

The real guns featured in the airbase defense scene in one of those 1960 era Cold War paranoia flicks, 'Red Alert' I think?
The scene has US paratroops attacking a rogue SAC air base and getting chewed up by the skysweepers.

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