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Resicast 4.5" Howitzer and Limber
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2011 - 04:48 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly takes a look at the British 4.5 inch Howitzer and Limber from Resicast.

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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2011 - 04:32 AM UTC
Hi folks,

Added a couple of images of the build kit from Graham.

Al
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2011 - 05:02 AM UTC
Thank you for the review Alan, could this be followed by the 6inch version?
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2011 - 05:12 AM UTC
Would this be something a Quad tractor could pull?
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2011 - 05:19 AM UTC
Hi Darren,

There was such a beast, developed in WW1 and used in WW2 also so it could be possible.

The 18pdr is currently under development and that looks cool.



Interesting times.

Al
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2011 - 05:29 AM UTC

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Would this be something a Quad tractor could pull?



Hi Bill,

The Morris C8 could tow them, but I don't know if the CMP FATs were used. The first FATs were produce in 1940/1941 so they do fit the time frame.

Derek Barton would know.

Al
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Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - 05:51 AM UTC
I picked up the Tamiya Quad tractor for a song, but don't feel particularly like fixing the gun that goes with it. This or the 18-pounder would be perfect.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - 06:20 AM UTC
Bill I have full access to the real thing so if you wait there will be a walk around of the Quad soon.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - 07:49 AM UTC
Hi all and thanks for the review.
To answer some questions, the Morris and Guy FAT were the basic towing vehicles for this period, though the use by Commonwealth forces may prove me wrong, (not unusual)!

The picture in the respnses, shows the 18/25 pdr, of the same era. This is still being worked on as it is quite complicated.

The WWI 18pdr field gun, converted for use with the BEF and Commonwealth forces, these were fitted with rubber tyres, has reached pre-production, just waiting for test batch of the few etched brass parts.

And yes, a 6" howitzer is on the stocks, it is a bout 75% finished, but I am searching for details of the axle/wheels and brakes on the later pattern. The example here in the UK is a WWI conversion, and the axle mountings and brakes are very complicated. I did a complete photo shoot at the RA Museum at Woolwich.

Thanks again for the nice comments Alan, you in Plymouth again this year ??

George.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 - 09:39 AM UTC
Hi George,

Nice work Sir. I'll be at Duxford all being well, running around like a mad man photographing vehicles on the MVD.

It's good to see some early WW2 artillery coming along, the 18/25 pdr looks great.

Al