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Long Tan and the 161 Battery 11 months 1 week ago #1

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HI all,

Having seen the documentary yesterday (onlilne) about Long Tan.. I started looking into the RNZA 161 battery. They used L5 howitsers and I have come up completely emptyhanded when looking for on of these in 35th scale. Then I rememberd Kiwi modeler.. and thought.. why not they could be a real good source... so.. doe anyone here know of such a howitzer in 35th scale??

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Long Tan and the 161 Battery 11 months 1 week ago #2

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If it's the same as the British L118 then kitformservices.com/

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I hope you don't find anything Harald, because then you'd have to break your resolution of not buying any models this year.

Your search needs at least another 4 1/2 months :)

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Gary wrote: If it's the same as the British L118 then kitformservices.com/


No the L118 is the current in service 105mm gun. The L5 was a much smaller Italian Oto Melara 56 pack howitzer.

If my memory is correct there used to be a 1/35th white metal/resin model.

There was discussion on the thread below where it is believed Britians diecast is the only example.

www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&...opic&topic_id=182150

There are several on Ebay at the moment.

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Oooh, that's what the little gun is outside the Napier RSA - I never new what it was - I've learnt something today. :)

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...no one makes the L5 pack howitzer, I have spent many hours looking.

The current L118/L119 is available in 1/76, 1/35 and 1/24.

Aussie armour made the 1/35 ones, I have 3 in my stash. one is made behind my unimog.

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Long Tan and the 161 Battery 11 months 6 days ago #7

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Not much help for Harald, but I've found an L5 in 1/72 scale from S&S Models.
sandsmodelsshop.com/product/oto-malera-m56-105mm-pack-howitzer/

I'm tempted to buy one. Anyone else interested in a group buy?

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Italeri are currently asking customers what they want them to build. As L5 were originally made in Italy they may be interested. I have already sent in my wish for Oto Melara Mod 56 in 1/35th. Get you bids in .... www.italeri.com/news_scheda.asp?idNews=681

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Craig Sargent wrote: I hope you don't find anything Harald, because then you'd have to break your resolution of not buying any models this year.

Your search needs at least another 4 1/2 months :)


I might find it next year.. :-)

Harald

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Long Tan and the 161 Battery 10 months 2 weeks ago #10

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www.trademe.co.nz/toys-models/die-casts/...ction-1157646400.htm

I think thats one of the Britians diecast on Trademe

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