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Atlantic

Set 120

Anti-Tank Guns

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All figures are supplied unpainted    (Numbers of each pose in brackets)
Stats
Date Released 1974
Contents Varying number of pieces
Poses 6 poses
Material Plastic (Medium Consistency)
Colours Green
Average Height 22 mm (= 1.58 m)

Review

As is so often the case with Atlantic, and particularly their Modern range, the name and box illustration of a set don't give a good impression of what the set includes. The title of anti-tank suggests a small wheeled gun of the same sort of size as the German PaK 40 75 mm. In fact this is a very much larger piece of ordnance, with the barrel measuring 60mm (4.3m) in length.

The six crew poses are a good selection of artillery poses, with both the signaller and man with range-finder being particularly interesting. However we found the implication that the Italian army used flags to communicate in the sixties and seventies difficult to accept. Unfortunately the shell being carried by one of the crew seems to have a chunk taken out of it to avoid undercutting.

The gun comes in six pieces which fit together easily and well. The resulting model is satisfyingly solid, and includes a barrel that can be elevated, a trail that can swing left and right and revolving wheels.

Both the men and the gun are simplified representations of their subject, though the detail is not too bad for this range. As usual, figures are overly thin, but not as bad as others. The set also includes a large radio and a small pile of shells, and is one of the better examples to appear under the Modern name, though still toy-like compared to the latest standards.

Ratings

Historical Accuracy 5
Pose Quality 4
Pose Number 7
Sculpting 5
Mould 4

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