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Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 10:11 AM UTC
IBG announces the 75mm French Field Gun Mle 1897 in two versions for June.
This iconic gun is considered the first modern artillery piece, thanks to its hydro-pneumatic recoil mechanism.

IBG offers two variants:
1/35 75mm French Field Gun Mle 1897 Modified 1938
1/35 75mm French Field Gun Mle 1897 Polish Forces in the West
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I'm glad for this iconic field piece, but where is the WW1 version? The most-famous and effective artillery piece of the war isn't widely available in a state-of-the-art kit, right?
JUN 19, 2019 - 03:08 AM
Are there any plastic kits of World War I field guns? Not siege or heavy guns, but field artillery? RPM/Mirage did a crude 75mm, Emhar did crude British and German. Anything else?
JUN 19, 2019 - 03:35 AM
I think you summed it up there ...
JUN 19, 2019 - 03:43 AM
Long time in coming. I super detailed the ancient kit from 30 years ago. Don't remember the original maker but Tom offers a rebox of it. Good news is I've got another back home I can bogart the spoked wheels from.
JUN 19, 2019 - 09:04 AM
I'm surprised Hobbyboss doesn't offer a 75, since they have the gun already tooled in their Saint-Chamond (mid) kit.
JUN 19, 2019 - 09:10 AM
IBG mentioned on Facebook that they will announce more versions of the gun within a few months and release several additional versions in the autumn, including version with spoked wheels and polish 1939 version with crew. So, it will now be safe to retire all the ancient RPM/Toms Modellbau etc kits from the stack.
JUN 20, 2019 - 12:35 AM
In 1/35 plastic, IBG has a 100mm vz.14 Skoda howitzer (+ various later versions), Special Armour has the little 75mm vz.15 mountain gun, while UM has the 76.2mm M/1902 Putilov. Not much, admitably.
JUN 20, 2019 - 12:40 AM
I've said it before but I'd love to see a series of 1/35 artillery of all eras like the old Hinchcliffe 54mm pieces. In 1/72 you can find Assyrian through World War I with most everything in between with transport in some cases. That old Airfix Royal Horse Artillery set would be wild in 1/35 as would the big guns in the Strelets sets ( but with guns that can be assembled and more detailed) Still have the Historex "Friedland " set that has a Napoleonic gun with full crew and partial team for displacement.
JUN 20, 2019 - 01:23 AM
This is a great development and another one that could take a line from Dragon's overworked "2-in-one" kit shtick and offer both World War versions in one kit!
JUN 20, 2019 - 06:39 AM
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