Russian 76.2mm Field Gun m.1900/O2P
Kit # 72257
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Edited by Rob Haelterman
This light field gun can be modeled in service with the Russian Army of World War 1, with the Red Army during the revolution, with the Finnish Army during the Winter War and the Continuation War, with the Polish Army in 1939 (recalibered to 75-mm) (*), and with the Romanian Army during WW2 as the 75-m model 1902/36. The weapon was a design common to it’s time with a recoil system under the barrel and a single trail, comparable to the French 75-mm M1897 and Krupp FK96. The gun and its limber came with wood spoke wheels and was horse drawn.
The above high quality box art shows
the camouflage color, the top of the shield folded down, and the
short L30 gun barrel (when compared to the later model 1902/30 with
an L40 gun barrel). ACE’s gun designation puzzles me as all
my references refer to this weapon as the m1902, not the m1900/02P.
The ‘P’ likely stands for the manufacturer: Pulitov.
(*) Info from Grzegorz Mazurowski