105 mm Howitzer M2 ammunition
RB Kit # 72P05
|Preview by Rob Haelterman|
The M2 howitzer was one of the mainstays of the US forces in WW2. It armed SPGs like the Priest and in modified form (as the M4) it was also fitted to the Sherman. The gun saw widespread service in many countries after the war, while its ammunition type also became the standard for many foreign countries' later models .
set you get 12 (hollow) cartridges and 8 separate projectiles of two
types, even though the difference between the two types is very subtle.
According to the RB
Model website these are meant to represent HE and HEAT, and my
references [1,2] would agree with that. As I didn't find any difference
between the HE and the chemical HE or smoke rounds, I guess they could
double for those as well, provided they are painted as such.
empty shells in the set have a length of 4.84 mm while the complete
rounds are 10.90mm. This would mean that the casings are 6% short,
while the complete round is spot on. Diameter-wise they fall short
by about 4% .
quality of the parts is beyond compare.
Sample bought with author's pocket money.