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T 72b3/ T90a gun barrels
TopSmith
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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 12:25 PM UTC
Do these two tanks share a common gun tube? If so, an aftermarket Barrel would fit either kit. If not, do you have a recommendation for the T72B3 kit (Meng)
grunt136mike
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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 01:23 PM UTC
Hi;

There are A Dozen Barrels to pick from; some are; Voyager, RB, Magic Model, Model point, just to name A few, and with or with the Thermo Sleeve. In Most cases the kits Barrel is just fine, and the thing that Metal Barrels that I Don't like is the PE retaining straps that you have to try and affix around the Barrel. The 2A46M8 I think is the current 125mm now in use, but I mite be Wrong !

CHEERS; MIKE.
m4sherman
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 01:35 PM UTC
Sorry, but I missed this. I used the RB Models T-90 barrel on this T72B3. It's a little fiddly, but looks good once you are done.



1/35 RB Model 35B128 2A46M 125mm L/48 T-90 main gun barrel
Grindcore
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 12:36 AM UTC
This one says it's for both. I really wish someone would do a nice 3D printed one, or a nice resin one. Broken up into 3 sections to help with warpage.

https://www.sabotpub.com/product-p/mm3531.htm
BootsDMS
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 02:34 AM UTC
Would this resin version from Accurate Armour help?

https://accurate-armour.com/aa-products/135th-accessories/b35012

Brian
TopSmith
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 03:01 PM UTC
Thanks guys! I even found a barrel for my Merkava 4 from meng on the site.