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Set 6156

German 75mm Infantry Gun

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All figures are supplied unpainted    (Numbers of each pose in brackets)
Date Released 2012
Contents 1 gun and 2 figures
Poses 2 poses
Material Plastic (Fairly Hard)
Colours Grey


This is the 7.5cm leichte Infantriegeschütz, the small infantry support gun that served the German army throughout World War II. The model in this set has the standard box trail and the solid wheels with rubber tyres, which was the standard design used during the war, although others versions also existed. The model here is a pretty good one - simplified as they all are, but more than good enough for a game piece and plenty good enough for most modellers too.

The two crew are certainly less than a full crew, but a pretty good representation, given that this is a game piece and part of the Zveada Art of Tactic range. One man is using the sight while the other is ready with a round. Both are multi-part but as with the gun they go together firmly and well without need for glue, although some of the really small parts on the gun do benefit from gluing. The figures are accurate and in good poses, although for different reasons their utility for other artillery pieces is quite limited. The first man is actively using the sight, and therefore makes less sense on other ordnance, while the round being held by the second is appropriately small for this weapon but therefore less suitable for larger calibres. Nonetheless both figures are nicely produced and have good poses thanks to the many parts, yet still suffer from some loss of detail on the chest. Not illustrated is the base on which both gun and crew can be set, so this is a really nice little model with a skeleton but useful crew whose only blemish is hard to see when they are deployed around the weapon they serve.

Further Reading
"Artillery of World War II" - Grange Books - Chris Chant - 9781840134421
"German Artillery at War 1939-45 Vol.1" - Concord (Armor at War Series No.7059) - Frank De Sisto - 9789623611435
"The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II" - Amber - Chris Bishop - 9781905704460
"The German Army 1939-45 (1) Blitzkrieg" - Osprey (Men-at-Arms Series No.311) - Nigel Thomas - 9781855326392

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