The 2A72 30mm auto cannon barrel for the BTR-80A series vehicles. This is a excellent barrel to replace the one found in any of the BTR-80A series of conversions from SP Designs, as well as for the anticipated (as of this writing) Eastern Express BTR-80A.
The barrel is made from machined brass in 2 parts. It is 66.2mm long from barrel end to mantlet connection and has some very nice machine work done to it, even the thin “blast deflector” on the barrel end has a delicate look to it. The barrel will require a 3/32” hole about 2.1mm deep.
While I do not have proper measurements, the barrel looks correct compared to my resources. It has the nice slender feel only machined metal seems to be able to capture. While there is no plastic kit to apply these barrels to yet, they are a tremendous leap ahead on the kit supplied barrels in the SP Designs BTR-80A line of conversions.
The photo shows the Model Point barrel with a typical SP Designs barrel.
I also like the price and personally I have bought several of these barrels.
Thanks to my wallet for providing the review sample(s).
About Jacques Duquette (Jacques) FROM: MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES
The first model I remember building was a glow-in-the-dark P-38, running around my bedroom in the dark flying it, and stubbing my toes. I do a lot less running around with glowing models now. I mainly focus on 1/35 armor and figures, with Modern Russian military vehicles being my favorite. I a...