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Re: Revell has the early shot test sprues at the IPMS Vegas Nats - looked good
By "air-cooled" I meant the perforated barrel sleeves used in aircraft, and on WWll PT boats. "Heavy barrels" were the ones used by infantry, and armored vehicles. "Water-cooled" is a whole different animal. But they all used the same (or at least, very similar) receiver and firing mechanism. The Revell weapons are a very half-assed attempt and could have been made much better.
I did see them. However, they blur when I expand the image on my screen to try for a closer look. I will thus go with your assessment of them!
What "threw" me was your comment on "air cooled." I thought perhaps you saw the mortar and mistook it for an attempt at a water cooled .50. Crazier things have happened on this board.
Apologies for my confusion. Thank you for clarifying.
I think, just maybe, the .50 cal on the 81 mm combo could be somehow cut off and replaced with a better one!!
Uhhh...I guess you missed the two single .50 cals, which I am referring to!!
You do realize that part 28 is not just a .50 caliber, yes? It is this weapon: https://www.pcf45.com/misfire/81-50.html
A .50 caliber atop an 81 mm mortar.
Revell didn't even try with those .50 cal's. Looks like they didn't know if they were supposed to be air-cooled, or heavy barrel. Dragon made MUCH better .50's with their 1/72 Sherman tanks. Fine Molds also makes better 1/72 .50's in their Nano Dread series.
This kit would go well with the 1/72nd PBR kit that's out there.
After-market resin & PE would go aa long way to make this a better kit.
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