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75mmStuK 40 L/48

by: Vinnie Branigan [ TEACHER ]


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introduction

Armorscale from Poland have an ever-increasing range of replacement metal barrels in all 3 of the main armour scales, along with photo etch and resin replacement parts.



The barrel

This replacment set consists of a turned aluminium barrel and machined brass muzzle brake for the German StuG III or IV Mid production, i.e. it's a 75mm StuK 40 L/48. There isn't much one can really say about these products......other than they're near perfect..... especially at this scale. The muzzle brake has to be seen to be believed! It would be shame to cover them in paint! Unlike 1/35th scale, where the main reason for buying a replacement barrel would have to be avoidance of the 'seam' or bending of the styrene, in 1/72nd, this isn't so much of a problem, since most barrels at this scale are not moulded in 2 pieces. However, a moulded styrene muzzle brake in 1/72nd just does not have the sharpness or definition that this machined brass one does. At this kind of price, that's a good enough reason to get one!



conclusion

Beautiful! Very highly recommended for all your Braille-scale needs!



My thanks to Ian Hanratty of Friendship Models for the review sample.
SUMMARY
A execellent replacement part at an unbelieveable price.
  VALUE:95%
  QUALITY:95%
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:72
  Mfg. ID: B72-017
  Suggested Retail: $6.50
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  PUBLISHED: Feb 14, 2006
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.97%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.40%

About Vinnie Branigan (Teacher)
FROM: ENGLAND - NORTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

Copyright 2019 text by Vinnie Branigan [ TEACHER ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.


   

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