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Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 07:03 PM GMT+7
Roden has released a BL 8-inch howitzer Mk. VI from the First World War.
BL 8-inch howitzer Mark VI - heavy gun of the First World War, produced in 1915 at the Vickers plant. In addition to the UK, it was manufactured in the U.S.A. under license by the Midvale Steel and Ordnance Co., at Nicetown, Pennsylvania.

This type of cannon was used on every major front of the First World War; some were transferred to allies, such as Tsarist Russia.

After the First World the Mark VI was declared as obsolete in Great Britain which converted to other types with a new standard of caliber, and in 1939 some of the American guns, after the Soviet Union's aggression against Finland, were transferred to the armed forces of that country, where they remained in combat service until the end of the 1960s.

The model has markings for U.S. Army Expeditionary Corps in Europe, Western Front, Summer 1918 and an unknown artillery unit, British Expeditionary forces,Western Front, 1916
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Certain to be a big improvement on the one from Strelets.
SEP 05, 2017 - 07:45 PM
The gun has been released previously with its FWD Model B 3-ton tractor truck : (kit #72713) H.P.
SEP 05, 2017 - 09:55 PM
Would love to have both in 1/35.
SEP 05, 2017 - 10:56 PM
Seconded, Johnathan. Roden may not be top of the heap quality-wise, but workable and willing to do odd things.
SEP 05, 2017 - 11:19 PM
Nice to see more Great War artillery.
SEP 06, 2017 - 02:42 AM
Third-ed - Would love to see the tractor, limber and gun in 1/35th.
SEP 06, 2017 - 03:50 AM
Need one of these in 1/35th!
SEP 07, 2017 - 01:44 PM
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