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Re: Revell has the early shot test sprues at the IPMS Vegas Nats - looked good
Thank you! That was instructive. I just looked up a couple nice pictures of all 3. I never knew there were "that many" versions. I knew there was air cooled and water cooled, but that was it. Now find two versions of "air cooled," the aircraft and heavy barrel, just as you've indicated.
Appreciate the education!
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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