Monday, December 19, 2011 - 03:46 AM UTC
Bronco Models has continued to release figure sets for its models and this time it is the crew for the long awaited and well received 25pdr artillery gun. Take a look inside for more details.
Bronco Models has a released a six man crew for their 25pdr gun, the crew has been produced to look as they would in a Western Europe setting after D-day to the end of World War Two. At least one of the figures has an alternate head with either a beret or officers peaked cap, I also believe that this figure set will be supplied with decals and there will be more details on this if and when that is confirmed. I would like to take this time to thank Bronco Models for sending Armorama information on this upcoming release.
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Thanks![/quote] looks like the same one as Dragon....[/quote] The Bronco team is well dressed for ETO operations. The Dragon guys are stripped for North African circumstances. (By the way: the Dragon guys could have been looking at the old Tamiya guys for the dress code!) Well done, Bronco. You opened the way for ETO gun crews. The 8", the 155 mm gun, 25 pounder, all of them had English or England allied' crews. I am going for a Prinses Irene Brigade (Dutch) crew, trained by the 5th Filed Training Regiment (UK) in Northern Wales! Anxciously waiting for more pictures, Enjoy your Christmas Season!
DEC 20, 2011 - 04:36 AM
[/quote] looks like the same one as Dragon....[/quote] Yes, the gun is a 25pdr but the crew are completely different. Jonathan, the 25pdr could be used in a direct fire role if necessary. Check the data half way down on ammunition so lower the barrel and away you go! Al
DEC 20, 2011 - 04:53 AM
Looks like another attempt to get the "D" word in a Bronco review to me. DARREN, perhaps you ought to prune this thread accordingly?
DEC 20, 2011 - 04:58 AM
Hi Ken, A lot of that around Al
DEC 20, 2011 - 05:00 AM
Let's see if they can release a quad while they're at it.
DEC 20, 2011 - 05:03 AM
Ken; Alex is entitled to an opinion even if we fail to see the connection as this is a figure release not a 25pdr release, however even on that score the Bronco offering is readily available and I have not seen anything of the DML offering as yet other than pictures. I will happily say I look forward to the DML release but that is for another thread.
DEC 20, 2011 - 08:14 AM
[quote looks like the same one as Dragon....[/quote] The Crew look nothing like Dragons and the Gun is a differnet mark of 25 pdr. Unlike the DML one it has been available for months. This is a very welcome addition to the range of Allied figure sets. With little or no modification these could be used for crews on almost all Commonwealth Arty or SPG's including Bishops and priests in Tunisia and Italy. A mix and match with the 17 pdr crew will give a very action oriented crew for your 17 pdr. Just one small point gents - British - NOT English. It is the British Army and NOT the English Army. That's before we start looking at Commonwealth troops and those equipped by them. Al
DEC 20, 2011 - 09:23 AM
If anyone has access to plans or the real thing (Morris Quad) let me know as we have need of such to do just this. Al
DEC 20, 2011 - 09:31 AM
To all inhabitants of the UK: sorry! Using the word British was not intended to be offensive! I should have known better! But having made the British / UK mistake, I still stick to my opinion that Bronco's crew offers many opportunities. And about the pointing officer: the 25 pounder was used in so called batteries, a number of guns, operating as one single unit. The pointing guy therefore was most likely a NCO. Normally, his position would normally be behind the gun and its crew to keep total overview. On that spot, he could clearly hear and transfer the commands of the battery officer.
DEC 20, 2011 - 10:18 PM

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