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Airborne 75mm and Jeep
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Posted: Monday, November 03, 2014 - 10:52 AM UTC
Bronco has another British Airborne Jeep and gun release with a 75mm Pack Howitzer, and here Kevin Brant looks in the box.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Monday, November 03, 2014 - 12:04 PM UTC
Good review. Very useful.
It might be of interest to say that the 75mm M1A1 is the Vision Models kit.
The bands on the 75mm rounds are still too thick.
One example of the round:
http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=88702
or here in WWII:
http://www.ww2gyrene.org/weapons_pack_howitzer_75mm.htm

Sorry, not meaning to be too nit picky.
Grant
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Posted: Monday, November 03, 2014 - 12:26 PM UTC
Grant

Thanks for the clarification, I was unaware that it was the older Vision kit.

Kevin

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Posted: Monday, November 03, 2014 - 01:29 PM UTC
I do know more than a bit about this kit and its predecessors.

Please do not think that Bronco have just included the original Vision Models kit in the box. Considerable work was done to ensure that the finished model is representative of the guns used by British Airborne forces

Although the basis of the 75mm howitzer is the Vision Models kit, many of the parts have been retooled to provide all the necessary British Airborne modifications. These newly tooled parts on the Bronco originated sprues are intended to replace or add to the original Vision Models parts.

sk

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Posted: Monday, November 03, 2014 - 01:55 PM UTC
Thanks for the added info.
Grant
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Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 02:01 AM UTC
Do wish Bronco would issue the PAK separately and also in a US version.

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Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 03:34 AM UTC
The PAK on its own with a gun crew has already been announced.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 03:42 AM UTC
The original Visions pack 75 is a pretty good model, for plastic. It just needed a couple of tiny detail parts, but mainly the prominent weld seam down the middle of the trail legs, which Archer took care of.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 05:57 AM UTC
I converted the original into an airborne version with the Resicast kit, still to finish it off. Only gripe was the locked open breech which I hope Bronco have fixed.



Al