7.5cm KwK 37 L/24 Gun Barrel
Kit # 72B18 Preview by Doug Chaltry - 172tankmodeler(at)comcast(dot)net
Although the Sd.Kfz. 234/3 mounted the 7.5cm KwK 51 L/24 rather than the KwK 37, I think the dimensions of the barrel are very close and perfectly interchangeable in this scale. That being said, the dimensions of this piece from RB Model are pretty good, but as you can see in the scan above, the lathe that turned the aluminum rod into this gun barrel has left very prominent grooves in the metal that will likely be visible after being painted. It would probably be very difficult to fill these grooves with any sort of putty, though perhaps some Mr. Surfacer may do the trick. The best I can recommend is to not drybrush the painted barrel, and be careful with your weathering so as to not highlight the ridges.
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Article Last Updated: 1 December 2009