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M65 Atomic Annie
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England - West Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: December 01, 2001
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Posted: Friday, December 22, 2006 - 01:05 AM UTC
A small review of Tankograd publishings technical manual of the Us Armys M65 "Atomic Annie" 280mm Heavy motorized gun.

M65 Atomic Annie

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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 27, 2004
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Posted: Friday, December 22, 2006 - 03:48 AM UTC
Thanks Keith. One of the last remaining ones is up at Aberdeen Proving Grounds and I've wandered around it several times. I sure wish someone would come up with a new kit in 1/35 of this monster. I just saw one of the old Renwall kits on Ebay. Annie Bidding's up to $177.00. Maybe I'll just settle for the tech manual for now.
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Georgia, United States
Joined: May 24, 2006
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Posted: Friday, December 22, 2006 - 04:24 AM UTC
I remember my dad having one of those kits when I was a kid. Dont know what happened to it though, never did see him finish it. Im with you...looks like a kit Trumpeter would take on.
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: January 20, 2006
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Posted: Friday, December 22, 2006 - 08:08 AM UTC
I had a similar reaction. I saw the review and had a flood of memories of my dad giving me a finished Atomic Annie and the fun I had playing with it. I can remember duck and covering whenever she fired!! What a world.
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Rhone, France
Joined: December 02, 2002
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Posted: Friday, December 22, 2006 - 11:04 AM UTC
Just have a look at Wim Vink's impressive built of the Renwal kit on Mil-Mod :
Wim Vink's Atomic Annie


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Florida, United States
Joined: March 30, 2006
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Posted: Monday, December 25, 2006 - 12:11 PM UTC
The "Atomic Cannon" was a popular subject in the 1950's with a 1/40th scale version from Adams/Snap (later reissued by Lifelike), and a 1/32nd kit from Renwal, which was re-released by Revell as part of their "History Makers" limited edition series in the 1980's. Would be nice to see a new one, though it's unlikely such an expensive subject would ever be kitted, especially since it is long since retired and never saw action. Perhaps the book will inspire a reissue of one of the existing molds.
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Michigan, United States
Joined: October 28, 2002
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Posted: Monday, December 25, 2006 - 09:17 PM UTC
Wow. Wim Vink's model is impressive. I'd love to see that up close.