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REVIEW
QF 25pdr Field Gun Mk.II / limber
Mario_HR
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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 08:35 AM GMT+7
Rick Cooper reviews the new Bronco 1/35 25lb field gun and limber. Looks like a kit way ahead of its Tamiya counterpart. Take a look what Rick has to say.

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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 11:10 AM GMT+7
A very nice review Rick. One item I picked up on was the thin shield you mentioned which I believe was designed for the Mk III gun ()I may be wrong in that) which is basically an identical main gun and recoil system mounted on a completely different carriage. The carriage on the Mk III had a shorter axle and thinner gun shield and the trail was designed so that it could be folded upwards allowing higher elevation of the main gun. Lastly in your comments I read about a lack of clear parts, the scopes on the real gun don’t really have visible clear elements on the scopes and so I don’t really consider this a short coming.

Anyway as I said I do agree this looks an excellent product that will be hard to beat. Thank you for the review.
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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 05:46 PM GMT+7
Drat! That looks superb, I'll have to get one of these.

I'll start rehearsing the usual explanations to Her Majesty indoors right away.
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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 07:27 PM GMT+7
It may be hard to beat, but I will be waiting for the Dragon version to appear before jumping in. I have had the Tamiya one in the stash for many moons and it looks like it may be heading for Ebay soon...

Thanks for the review Mario. Very comprehensive.
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Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 06:16 AM GMT+7
This looks like another excellent Bronco artillery piece. Thanks for the review.

Al
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Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 06:45 PM GMT+7
Thanks for the info on the clear parts. I don't find it a big deal but so many manufacturers now seem to like the optics in clear that I thought I would point it out so no one was disappointed.

Rick
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 05:38 AM GMT+7
A great review Rick, thanks.

I looked up that Div insignia for you in my copy of Cole's Formation Badges of WW2.
It's a bit of a strange choice as it's the 1st Australian Armoured Division which was redesignated 1st Armoured Brigade Group in 1943 and apparently only saw action in the Pacific and the defence of Australia. It might be an idea for builders to replace that decal with one from the spares box...


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Posted: Thursday, November 03, 2011 - 05:54 PM GMT+7
Thanks Ken,
Yes, that is indeed a strange choice for the markings. Wish I could figure out what the reasoning was? Wonder what the attached artillery units were equipped with?

Rick

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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 04:53 AM GMT+7
Great review, but a couple of points to note:

1. A light year is a measurement of distance, not time.

2. It's muzzle brake, not break.

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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 06:00 AM GMT+7

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A light year is a measurement of distance, not time



Hey! I saw that episode of Big Bang Theory as well!


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It may be hard to beat, but I will be waiting for the Dragon version to appear before jumping in



Now THAT really puzzles me. Why exactly?