First To Fight
Polish Field Artillery Crew
|Kit #: PL1939 - 055|| Preview
by Stephen Brezinski
Edited by Rob Haelterman
A Morsel of History for the Modeler
is a set of crew figures for pre-1940 Polish field artillery such
as the First to Fight (FtF) Wz.14/19 howitzer kit 052 and kit 060,
and the Armata
75mm wz.02/26 light field gun kit 077. These Polish figures
may also be used with 1/72-scale kits of the French M1897 75-mm
field guns, and Model 14/19 100mm howitzers produced in 1/72-scale
by ACE, MarS, and others. The Polish uniforms appear distinct but
based on a little research I think these figures could be modified
to represent Finnish or Bulgarian soldiers, for example.
There are also two smaller sprues holding disc bases for the figures, 75-mm and 100-mm artillery shells, and wz.29 or wz.98 rifles (which are based on the German Mauser K98 rifle). The rifles are well rendered, better than many in this scale, but the 1/72-scale Dragon and Preiser K98 rifles are a little better proportioned and detailed.