Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 08:12 PM UTC
Sometimes, for Allied modelers, wanting a particular subject is a bit like waiting for a bus - you wait ages and 6 turn up at once. Here is AFV Club's latest 105mm Howitzer Variant.
The New model, in 1/35th scale, is:

AF35182 - M2A1 105mm Howitzer & Carriage M2A2 (WW II Late Version).

Now this has been already announced by another manufacturer but no harm in that - this version will give some excellent possibilities for Late War settings, into Korea and (possibly) as late as Vietnam - without taking into consideration the many OTHER countries which used the M2a1.

Also announced from AFV Club's 'sister' company, HobbyFan are two sets of (resin) crew figures - each with 4 figures:

HF707 - WWI U..S. Marines Gun Crew (I)

HF708 - WWII U.S. Army Gun Crew (I)

My thanks to Jeff, of AFV Club for the Update!
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Competition is never a bad thing, especially as we see it so infrequently in allied subjects. Now we actually have a choice what kit we buy Not always a fan of HF but these crews look very good too. At least they aren't modified infantry
FEB 17, 2011 - 09:45 PM
Good news indeed! The Marine Crew looks great, I have my doubts about the Army crew however since they have their web gear still on. Cheers! Stefan
FEB 17, 2011 - 10:21 PM
Gun Looks great Gun crews not so great. both are missing a crew member. the #2 gunner is missing. he is responsible for setting the elevation, elevating the gun closing the breech and firing the gun.
FEB 18, 2011 - 01:55 AM
Beside the fact that they're missing the nr. 2, the army crew has it's full webbing and what looks like ammo bandoliers!!. I know there are photos of crews with webbing, but normal practice is to take it off. john
FEB 18, 2011 - 02:39 AM
At this stage, I'm thankful for anything.
FEB 18, 2011 - 02:59 AM
Ya, me too. I hope I didn't sound like a nit picker. Can't get enough of the big guns, especially allied. John
FEB 18, 2011 - 09:23 AM
Outstanding......the kit looks great....I will have to pick up a battery!! The figs....Army - wrong, should not have web gear on....Marines, better but the guy with his foot on the trail is a no no!! Rounds Complete!!
FEB 18, 2011 - 01:07 PM
What he said
FEB 18, 2011 - 01:42 PM
Nice, just the one I've been waiting for! Will be picking one of these for sure! Rob
FEB 18, 2011 - 05:13 PM

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