1/35 RNZAF post war LAA Squadron Bofors

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1 month 1 week ago #1 by dcrfan
I have a friend who served on 51 & 52 Sqns, the 1950's RNZAF Light Anti Aircraft Sqns manned by Compulsory Military Training personnel. They operated 40mm Bofors guns towed by Chev 4x4 trucks.

Field exercise in the mud.

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Guns outside their hangar in Hobsonville.

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I found out on Thursday it is his birthday early next week so decided to quickly finish off a truck/gun combination I started for him several years ago. Bronco Canadian Bofors and Italeri 6x6 GM concerted to a 4x4 Chev using a cargo body from U-Model Chev 4x4.

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The Chev has a fuel tank inside the chassis.

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1 month 1 week ago #2 by shaunfletcher
Replied by shaunfletcher on topic 1/35 RNZAF post war LAA Squadron Bofors
Lovely, I bet he is very happy indeed with that!

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1 month 5 days ago #3 by Craig Sargent
Replied by Craig Sargent on topic 1/35 RNZAF post war LAA Squadron Bofors
Nice conversion work and definitely looks the part. Good work on finishing - he is going to love it.

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