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8" Howitzer Gun Plastic Model kit 1/48

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How long is the model when complete:
The model measures 8 inches long
What age is recommended:
Ages 14 and up
What paints do I need:
We recommend Black, Brown, Light Green, White, Flesh and Silver
Does it come with paint and glue:
Paint and glue are sold separately
How many parts are included:
96 parts
  • 8" Howitzer Gun Plastic Model kit 1/48
  • 8" Howitzer Gun Plastic Model kit 1/48
  • 8" Howitzer Gun Plastic Model kit 1/48
  • 8" Howitzer Gun Plastic Model kit 1/48
  • 8" Howitzer Gun Plastic Model kit 1/48
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1/48 Scale. This kit comes molded in olive drab with 96 parts and 10 black rubber tires. All from the original Aurora molds. We also included a new decal sheet that was not in the original issue. Features recoil mechanism, elevating gun, moveable wheels, limber and gun trails, four detailed gun crew figure. Skill level 2.

Fact About the 155mm Gun - 8" Howitzer The 8" Howitzer rides on a split-trailed carriage equipped with a four-wheeled bogie assembly. This assembly allows the carriage to be lowered into firing position or to raise the Howitzer for transportation from place to place. When the carriage is in motion, air brakes are employed, and when parked a mechanical brake system is used. Designed to allow fire control in any direction, a removable circular firing platform was installed. This carriage is versatile in that the 8" Howitzer can be interchanged with a 155mm "Long Tom" whenever desired.

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Warranty Information

This item is brand new and ships factory sealed direct from the Atlantis Warehouse. We manufacture and package all our kits in the USA.
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2 Reviews

  • 5
    1/48 8" Howitzer

    Posted by MexMarine on Jan 19th 2023

    Great kit for the beginner or the nostalgia modeler. The parts are well molded and with only a few sink-holes (most of them cannot be seen after assembly). The tires need bit of attention and the figures show their age, but some putty and careful painting brings them to life. The kit comes with a nice set of decals and the final result is a nice model overall.

  • 5
    8" Howitzer

    Posted by Ken on Dec 28th 2020

    All the parts fit the same as they did in 1963/64. The hand brakes had to be cut out of the flash & the figures needed superglue to fill holes. Due to the shiny, smooth surfaces I primed all the assemblies with a flat grey primer and after a 24 hour cure time I sprayed light & dark flat OD plus mud & dirt. The final addition will be Tamiya's 1/48 infantry at rest and 1/48 brick walls + sandbags. I gave 5 stars because the only other source would be Ebay at $50 or more.

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