Mitragliera Breda Da 20/65
|Kit # 72005||Preview by Rob Haelterman|
This gun was for
the Italian army what the Flak 30 was for the German troops: a ubiquitous
light Flak-weapon. It first saw active service in the Spanish civil
war and soldiered on until after the Second World War. Minor modifications
were introduced in 1940 (removal of the muzzle brake, addition of
a seat for the gunner). It seems the kit gives a gun as it would be
seen in the 1940-1945 period.
The parts are very crisply molded, with light flash, no warping, no pin-holes and minimal attachment blocks. The resin is soft enough to be easily cut with a sharp hobby knife without splintering or excessive effort.
Two gun carriages are offered, one in towing mode, one in firing mode. The manual clearly explains what to use for which option. In towing mode you get two sub-options, depending on the traction of the gun: human or hippic.
The website of GBModelli has a page where pictures of the real gun are shown, which will further ease construction.
Thanks to Georgio Briga (GB Modelli) for the review sample.