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105mm L5 Pack Howitzer
basil4j
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Posted: Sunday, October 02, 2011 - 08:46 AM UTC
Hi All,

As an aside from my M8 HMC project, I am researching the artillery for which my grandfather was an FOO in the Battle of Long Tan.

Does anyone know if a 1/35 scale model exists for an 105mm L5 Pack Howitzer as used by the ANZAC's until 1967?



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gcdavidson
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Posted: Sunday, October 02, 2011 - 09:00 AM UTC
sorry - don't know of any. Would like to see one though - they were used by E Bty (Para) in the Candian Airborne Regt into the late 80's / early 90's.
basil4j
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Posted: Sunday, October 02, 2011 - 10:20 AM UTC
That's a shame. Might have to model an M113A1 then.

Thanks for the speedy response,
DaveCox
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Posted: Sunday, October 02, 2011 - 10:29 AM UTC
The only model of this gun I've managed to find was an old 1/32 metal toy by Brittains. I served on these with the Royal Artillery before moving to Abbots so I made it for the old campaign "service with honour".

The Brittains model is pretty basic - I remodelled the breech area, added sights and changed the wheels for some plastic ones from the spares box. The one I found on Ebay had no muzzle brake, so I had to make that as well.

MATMAN
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 10:59 AM UTC
Greetings and salutations from tropical paradise, unofficial Capitol and Garrison City of North Queensland, Townsville. AUSTRALIA.

Does any reader know of a source of supply of a 'L5 Pack Howitzer' MINIATURE.

Any details and comments appreciated and please send to E-mail Address:

artillery.oz@bigpond.com

Thanks for reading...

Ubique

Eldon....
Austmouse
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 08:08 AM UTC
Aussie Armour has released a 1/35 scale model of the L5 Italian pack howitzer. It is a complete kit in resin.
Check out the link here
http://www.mheaust.com.au/MHE/Resin/OZA/L5.htm

It has been in the pipeline for some years

JM
jon_a_its
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 01:30 PM UTC
Nice

My dad was a GC on these, then also went on to Abbots
BootsDMS
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 06:43 PM UTC

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Aussie Armour has released a 1/35 scale model of the L5 Italian pack howitzer. It is a complete kit in resin.
Check out the link here
http://www.mheaust.com.au/MHE/Resin/OZA/L5.htm

It has been in the pipeline for some years

JM



Wow; this looks like a cracking little model. Used by the British Army from (I think) the early 60s until replaced by the Light Gun in around the mid 70s. This would look brilliant being towed by a Revell/Italeri Land Rover.

I might have to get one of these even though I don't normally make towed artillery.