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Royal Artillery 17pdr Anti-Tank Gun

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The 17pdr anti tank gun was conceived as early as 1941, although production delays meant it didn't enter service immediately. By 1943 the urgency to deploy them meant that the first guns were mounted on a modified 25pdr Mk I carriage, these being known as the 17/25pdr, sometimes referred to as the Pheasant. The 17pdr Mk I was the first full production version and as numbers increased these guns became more available and were issued to both Royal Artillery and Line units. This is my effort on the Bronco 17pdr Mk I and crew, displayed dug in during the later part of the war. The gun had a maximum range of 10,000 yds, but effective penetration was considered best at 4,000 yds. The 17pdr was the most effective anti tank weapon fielded by the Allies during WW2 and the gun was mounted in tanks and tracked vehicles such as the Archer.
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About the Author

About Alan McNeilly (AlanL)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM

Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...


Comments

nice job, Alan.
JAN 17, 2012 - 09:08 PM
Thanks roman, Cheers Al
JAN 18, 2012 - 03:34 AM
A great build there Al - nice one.
JAN 18, 2012 - 09:44 AM
It was an interesting build and a cracking dio. Nice one Alan!
JAN 18, 2012 - 09:55 AM
Hi Ken and Murdo, Thanks for lookinng in folks and the comments, appreciated. Glad you enjoyed it, my fist diorama for many, mnay years. Cheers Al
JAN 18, 2012 - 05:26 PM
I think it's the first time ever I've seen the spades dug in on a field gun. Great attention to detail and very nice dio
JAN 18, 2012 - 06:18 PM
Many thanks James. Cheers Al
JAN 19, 2012 - 04:03 AM
@AlanL - Alan, Super job! Like the story it tells with the figures adding both action and scale. ~ Eddy
JAN 19, 2012 - 03:16 PM
Hi Eddy, Glad you enjoyed it. Cheers Al
JAN 19, 2012 - 11:01 PM