Tuesday, April 07, 2009 - 04:15 AM UTC
Two New, 1/35th Scale Models have been announced by AFV Club.
AF35175 - M1A1 75mm Pack Howitzer

AF35180 - M8 75mm Self Propelled Howitzer

Now, the second is a TRULY excellent announcement - bearing in mind that the company already have an excellent model of the M5a1 available.

The first, is interesting - bearing in mind this is the 2nd announced in two weeks! It never rains but it pours?

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I like the look of both releases. I was hoping/expecting AFV to do the M8 after looking at the M5. Maybe they will backtrack a bit and update the M3A1? Wading trunks would be a sweet bonus. I don't want to sound greed by asking for too much, but then I kept asking and hoping for a Pack 75 and now there are two. Ask and ye shall receive........
APR 07, 2009 - 05:02 AM
Great to see another plastic M8 HMC being produced Of course it was pretty obvious to me at least that it was only a question of time before it was released for 2 reasons: 1) AFV Club's terrific M5 upon which most M8 conversions are based; and 2) I'm working on the old Tamiya kit!
APR 07, 2009 - 12:44 PM
Seems a natural to expand on the M5 chassis. Nothing wrong with having 2 pack 75s' coming out either. Maybe one will do the split tail version.
APR 07, 2009 - 01:02 PM
Okay, this has just got to stop! Here I am, working diligently to reduce my stack and all these great models keep coming out! Man, am I going to have to quit my job, leave my significant other and give up everything else just to work on models? ?????
APR 07, 2009 - 02:40 PM
Were the pack 75mm guns used in Vietnam or were they already out of service?
APR 07, 2009 - 03:17 PM
Hummm.....a great month for US artillery. If they did the split trail it would be great if they did the M3 105mm. Working on the resin version of that right now...Agrhhhhhh Time to clear the old Tamiya M8 and resin packs off the shelf!!! Now all we need is a date???? Gino.....see what happens when you are off the net!!! Rounds Complete!!
APR 07, 2009 - 04:07 PM
Oh my poor wallet!!! Sometimes I long for the days you could actually buy every allied release there was...
APR 07, 2009 - 07:31 PM
I am still waiting for the 40mm bofors & the LVT6
APR 11, 2009 - 06:04 AM
I'd definitely be tempted to buy at least one. Their M5 was an enjoyable build. I wonder if AFV Club would sell the turret separately so that I could replace the Italeri items on my LVTs...? Still waiting for them to sell their dozer for the Centurion as a separate item. The pack howitzer sounds like another great release as well --- wonder who will get it out first, AFV club or that new outfit (Vision Models, was it?)...? And I'm waiting on the LVTH-6, too! Not to mention the long-rumored M42 Duster... My guess is that if Dragon or one of the other majors like Dragon, Hobby Boss or Bronco release these or any other Vietnam-era kits, then AFV Club might just do the same. I know that it is waaaaay off topic, but what I'd give to see AFV Club re-tool their LVTP-5 to the engineer variant!! Now THAT would rock! Regards and Aloha, Johnny B.
APR 11, 2009 - 06:54 AM

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