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Set 8243

WWI British QF 4.5 Inch Howitzer

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All figures are supplied unpainted    (Numbers of each pose in brackets)
Date Released 2011
Contents 4 guns
Material Plastic (Very Hard)
Colours Khaki


As a site devoted to figures we don't usually include this sort of kit, but as it is part of the HaT figure range it is here simply for completeness.

The QF 4.5 inch Howitzer was the standard British howitzer of the Great War. A very good weapon, it was used in large numbers by Commonwealth forces as well as the British, and some were also sent to Russia in 1916, while a few were sent to aid Finland in her war with the Soviet Union. It last saw active service early in World War II. The model happily is made in a hard plastic and fairly easy to put together, although the simple instructions are not clear and we could not work out how the sight was meant to attach even after studying many photos of the real thing. Inevitably somewhat simplified, it is nevertheless a good model.

Further Reading
"Allied Artillery of World War One" - Crowood - Ian Hogg - 9781861261045
"British Artillery 1914-19 Field Army Artillery" - Osprey (New Vanguard Series No.94) - Dale Clarke - 9781841766881
"The First World War Part 2" - Ward Lock (Arms and Uniforms) - Liliane and Fred Funcken - 9780706318845
"The Guns 1914-18" - Pan/Ballantine (Illustrated History of WWI Series No.5) - Ian Hogg - 9780330238380

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