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Bronco: British Army ATV Quad Bike
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 02:37 AM UTC


Darren Baker takes a look at the latest 1/35th scale offering from Bronco Models and it is one that has been long awaited the British Army ATV Quad Bike and Trailer with Four Figures.

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erichvon
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 06:02 AM UTC
The sights on the SA80's are actually correct Darren. The ACOG sights were used quite frequently in Afghanistan as an option to the SUSAT and the mounts on the kit ones are also correct. Elcan Spectre sights were another that was in use with the British Army in Afghan. I'm not altogether sure why they were in use but having said that the ACOG is a much better sight compared to the SUSAT having used both and the SUSAT does have several flaws. With the ACOG target acquisition is a lot quicker I found but everyone is different re preferences. The ACOG was used by ordinary infantry units as opposed to just SF (who have pretty much complete free reign on what they can use. If they can get it that is ) so the weapons in the set are okay. Look to have nice detail on them.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 07:41 AM UTC
I have added your input to the review under your name. Thank you
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 07:51 AM UTC
Wow, hard to believe that the kit actually came out! Where can I buy this from? I didn't see it on hobbyeasy or luckymodel yet.

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Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 03:15 AM UTC
Thanks for the review Darren. I think the issue with the L192A1 mag can be easily enough addressed with a gentle pass or two from a sanding stick.
Now this is out it can officially go on my wish-list ( very handy for a birthday later in the year)
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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 12:48 AM UTC
Nice review ta.

The set contains two torsos with Osprey body armour - MkIII (pre 2010) and MkIV (post 2010) which expands it's uses for the modeller.

It also contains two helmet types; Helmet General Service Mk6A (pre mid 2009) and Mk7 (post 2009).

Rather oddly each figure has two heads which look identical? Ballistic glasses are provided but not in clear styrene which is a shame.

Like Karl pointed out the theatre entry standard L85A2 were often fitted with ACOG's which were lighter than SUSAT...SUSAT's were also in need of re-gassing with tritium radioactive gas, maybe not possible in theatre (Tritium has a half life of 12.3 years)? You often saw both alongside each other.

Agreed on the Sharpshooter magazine, it's a bit overdone. Still a good representation and for now the only one in styrene. It is however the L129A1.


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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 12:57 AM UTC
Also...watch the tyres. There are seven, two of one size (I think for the front of the Quad) and the rest for the Quad rear and trailer, plus a trailer mounted spare.

The are packaged separately.