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Tasca Browning M2 with Cradle
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Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 04:32 PM UTC
Andy Langridge reviews the Browning M2, a pair of machine guns from Tasca in 1/35.

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Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 04:49 AM UTC
The longer barrel is the "spare" barrel. It is the proper size if you're showing the barrel separate from the gun. The 2 shorter barrels, 1 with handle and 1 without are for actually assembling the completed weapon.

Just built this in TASCA's M4A1 late. Very nicely detailed .50. I haven't used any of the brass kits out there, but the simplicity of styrene and the detail on this makes me hesitent to go the route of brass.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 05:05 AM UTC
Indeed, the longer one is the fully exposed spare as seen on the racks at the rear of Sherman turrets, on M36 turret counterweights, etc. However, if mounted externally I suspect it ought to have some kind of canvas cover? The exposed barrel is fine for internal mounting or maintenance scenes. Many AFVs carried at least one spare as they had to be changed frequently in heavy use to avoid overheating.

Thie spare is a vast improvement over the one in the ancient Tamiya weapons set...