-A plastic model assembly kit that reproduces the M7 Priest, a 105mm self-propelled howitzer developed by the US military in World War II, on a 1/35 scale.
[About the actual vehicle]
--The M7 Priest is the US Army's 105mm self-propelled howitzer, which began development in 1941.
--A open-top battle room was set up on the body of the M3 medium tank, and an M-2 105mm howitzer was mounted there.
--The main gun, the M-2 howitzer, is an improved version of the 105mm howitzer M1 developed in 1938, and production began in 1940.
――The caliber was 22.5 and the maximum range was 11438m. The engine is equipped with Continental's star-shaped 9-cylinder air-cooled gasoline engine.
――When it was formalized in 1942, it was provided not only to the US Army but also to the British Army, and the British Army made its actual debut on the North African Campaign.
――A cylindrical mount for attaching a 12.7mm anti-aircraft machine gun was installed on the front right side of the battle room of the car body, and the shape was similar to the pulpit preached by a priest in a church, so it was given the nickname Priest.
[About the model]
-The model reproduces the medium-term production type of 105mm self-propelled howitzer M7 Priest developed by the US Army.
――The scale is 1/35, and the total length of the finished product is about 17 cm. The feature of this model is that it uses a prefabricated magic track track around the suspension.
-The end connector is reproduced in detail using the slide mold, and the feet are tightened together with the M3 type bogie suspension.
-Of course, the shape with the foldable side armor plate to protect the shell case unique to the medium-term production type is firmly reproduced.
――The battle room has a mechanical finish with not only the leading 105mm howitzer but also the details of the cockpit.
-Aluminum parts with a rifling engraved on the barrel of the main gun are available.
-The bleaching of the gun base is also reproduced in detail.
――The self-propelled gun, which has a unique style, is good enough to make.
-Reproduce the M7 priest developed by the US military during World War II on 1/35 scale
――We are modeling the medium-term production type.
-Crawler tracks use a prefabricated magic track
-Precisely model the battle room
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