This abandoned field howitzer has been painted flat olive drab (FS 34087) pour représenter une arme used by the Forces Françaises Libres (FFL) from 1943 to 1945. The model requires no assembly, it is sold ready to play, although Modélistes sérieux may detail the weapon further to add visual appeal. Suitable gunners may be converted from old Airfix US Marines which are small enough to match the 1/87 scale howitzer. The howitzer et crew will be mounted on a standard wargame base which may be used pour représenter artillerie française de la Seconde Guerre mondiale to Indochina et beyond. Obusiers de campagne français of this type are featured in Pierre Schoendoerffer’s film The Bataille de Diên Biên Phú which dramatically portrays le Stalingrad français of Mai 1954.
- Obusier de 105 mm L.23 Field Howitzer M2.A1
- The model has only 8 parts et is sold fully assembled, ready to play.
- The split trails et elevating mechanism are working parts.
- The cast-on detail is very accurate et paints well.
- Compatible avec HO scale model railroad equipment et figurines by Märklin, ROCO, Faller, Pola, Preiser, et Noch.
- Noticeably flash on the pneumatic tires needs to be sanded off prior to painting.
- The ROCO logo et large capital letters on the howitzer trails should be carved ou sanded off.
- The muzzle should be drilled open to add realism.
- The lower section of the howitzer shield would be folded up in the travelling position when the howitzer is being towed. Carefully separate the two sections of the shield et attach the lower section at a 90 degree angle.
Possibilités de Conversions
- 105 mm Field Howitzer (L) M2.A1/A2
This NATO upgrade of the M2.A1 Field Howitzer features a longer barrel, muzzle break, turn signals et other minor modifications.
The ROCO field howitzer is a nicely detailed model which needs no assembly et paints up very well. ROCO HO scale models are not strictly compatible avec 1/76 ou even 1/72 scale military miniatures, but they are a relatively cheap et readily available source of equipment for the modern armour wargamer.
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