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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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Italeri 155mm M1-A2
Hellcat
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Barcelona, Spain / Espaņa
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 02:04 AM UTC
Can anyones provide me with information on that kit from Italeri? I would like to make it in my coollection and was wondering if its any good? Are there any PEs for it to?

kkeefe
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 02:19 AM UTC
Hellcat,

If you go here , you'll find an excellent article on building this baby.

HTH

Thanks,
Kevin Keefe
Mortars in Miniature
HeavyArty
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 02:19 AM UTC
It is an excellent kit. Don't know of any PE for it. I don't think you need any PE, it looks great OOTB. Here is one I built. M114 #1 M114 #2 M114 #3
Actually, the designation of the howitzer is the M114. Italeri got the name wrong and never bothered to change it. It is one of the most used howitzers around the world. It is very accurate and easy to operate, however it is very heavy and oes not led itself to be easily transported by air.
Hellcat
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 02:27 AM UTC
You guys are greatest! Thanks you for the very fast reply to my question. I think I will add it to my coolection.
Gino, what are the markings on your model? Do they come with the kit?
HeavyArty
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 02:34 AM UTC
No markings in kit. I put them together from my spares box. At the least there should bethe USA and serial number down the recoil tube.
ARMDCAV
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United States
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 - 02:57 AM UTC
The United States Army adopted the M1 155mm Howitzer in 1942. During the Korean War it was re-designated the M114. It saw extensive service during WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam Conflict. The Howitzer is twenty-three feet long and eight feet wide. It weighs eight and a half tons and has a range of nine miles. The M114 is served by an eleven-man crew.