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Fine Molds Type 73 Light Truck
Queensland, Australia
Joined: October 02, 2008
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2013 - 09:53 PM UTC
Gino P. Quintiliani reviews Fine Molds'' new kit of the Japanese GSDF Type 73 Light Truck with 105mm recoilless rifle (although I suspect that should be 106mm).

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Indiana, United States
Joined: June 10, 2005
KitMaker: 6,188 posts
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2013 - 10:50 PM UTC
There was a 106MM recoiless made.

Nice write up Gino!

~ Jeff
Rhone, France
Joined: December 02, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2013 - 11:13 PM UTC
The M40 recoilless rifle is commonly described as being 106 mm, but it is in fact 105 mm; the 106 mm designation was chosen to prevent confusion with the incompatible 105 mm ammunition from the failed M27. (from Wikipedia )

Florida, United States
Joined: May 16, 2002
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Posted: Monday, February 04, 2013 - 01:54 PM UTC
Thanks guys. It is a nice little jeep kit. As Frenchy wrote, it was actually a 105mm Recoilless Rifle, but called a 106mm so as not to confuse ammo types.