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Set 6104

Soviet Maxim Machinegun With Crew

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All figures are supplied unpainted    (Numbers of each pose in brackets)
Date Released 2010
Contents 4 figures
Poses 2 poses
Material Plastic (Very Hard)
Colours Green
Average Height 24.5 mm (= 1.77 m)


This is a set of game pieces for the Zvezda 'Art of Tactic' game system. It consists of two Maxim M1910 heavy machine guns with two crew each. The maxim M1910 was a workhorse of the Russian and then the Red Armies from the late 19th century, and during the Second World War production was maintained and thousands were used, as it was still a very reliable if heavy weapon.

In our photograph we have shown the pieces separately, but they are actually intended to be mounted together as seen here, See the sprue image for full details of the parts that go to make up these figures. Although not primarily a figure set in the traditional sense (since it is so small), the figures are accurate and very nicely done. The gun is also a nice model, and not greatly simplified, with the obvious exception of the wheels, which are solid when in reality they had eight spokes. By removing the pegs by which they attach to the game base they could easily be used alongside other Soviet sets reviewed on this site, although other sets provide better models of the gun itself.

Further Reading
"Infantry Weapons of World War II" - David & Charles - Jan Suermont - 9780715319253
"Red Army Uniforms of World War II" - Windrow & Greene (Europa Militaria Series No.14) - Anton Shalito - 9781872004594
"Soviet Rifleman 1941-45" - Osprey (Warrior Series No.123) - Gordon L Rottman - 9781846031274
"Stalin's War" - Crowood - Laszlo Bekesi - 9781861268228
"The Red Army of the Great Patriotic War 1941-5" - Osprey (Men-at-Arms Series No.216) - Steven Zaloga - 9780850459395
"The Soviet Soldier of World War II" - Histoire & Collections - Philippe Rio - 9782352501008

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