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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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WWII M1A1 pack howitzer 75mm
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 - 11:43 AM UTC
Can someone please tell me who makes the best World War Two M1A1 pack howitzer 75mm kit in terms of accuracy and detail? If the kit found can someone tell me the manufacture and kit number?
ukgeoff
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 - 12:30 PM UTC
I found some info on one example here
http://www.internetmodeler.com/2001/november/first-looks/JAK_75mm.htm and I belive Tamiya made this one in metal, many years ago.
GunTruck
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 - 12:41 PM UTC
I picked up the resin version (linked above) from an AMPS National several years ago and it looks nice. Good thing too - since I believe it is the only game in town for a 35th scale WW II 75mm Pack Howitzer.

Never seen the Tamiya white metal release - a bit before my armor modeling time

Gunnie
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 - 10:25 AM UTC
Way back in 1988, the local hobby store I frequented in Mannheim Germany had the white metal Pack 75. It didn't look too great in the box, I contemplating buying it, but decided I didn't really want it. Besides, around this time both the Sgt. York and M60A3 kits were hitting the market and I wanted them more.
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Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2002 - 04:27 AM UTC
Thanks for all the information you guys have given me on this subject.
ukgeoff
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Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2002 - 08:26 AM UTC
Found a link to the AEF Designs site. The 75mm (mentioned above) is still listed. http://www.aefdesigns.com/wwii_Images/WWII_Armor.htm