It’s a U.S. Army Howitzer released by AFV club, built in May 2014.
A lot of parts are smaller than a rice grain, needed attention for assembling. Because it is considerably small, cutting gate filing is hard work, having sore eyes… You should be careful about the loss of the parts very much.
The gun mount is movable up and down, but it’s better to fix it at the same timing near the completion of assembly because some of the parts are loose and easy to pull off. We can choose a state whether the kit is transporting or during a bombardment. This is a firing position I choose.
Although this 105mm howitzer looks small, the effective range is approximately 11km, required soldiers are ten for operation. I don’t know well, probably one commander, two monitors, a calculation man, three for the operation of the cannon, the others are loaders?
After having understood the real weapon’s performance, firstly I felt it weak and unreliable but is powerful. This cannon reminds me of the 105mm howitzer was loaded on one of the Sherman tanks variations.
I set out a radio operator and commander with this howitzer. The front-line commander should not be here backward, but he looks like the commander of the artillery. Radioman is taking requests from the front.
The other two people are from the next booth. When it is only a cannon, I think it’s sort of fun, but it’s vivid with displayed figures. Of course, the satisfaction is high based on the AFV club’s cannon kit preciseness.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.