Friday, July 22, 2016
Another subject that has not been produced by plastic model companies in 1/72 scale is the 203 mm howitzer M1931 (B-4). A resin version of the howitzer was produced at one time by AER, but the kit looks like it would be a bear to prepare and assemble.
Once again though, Altaya comes to the rescue with a model of this sadly neglected subject.
The barrel can elevate to to about 45°, but the limber is glued in place so it cannot be displayed in firing mode.
The same model is also sold by War Master, except with a different color scheme and some weathering.
Since both howitzers are in travel mode, I've pre-ordered a couple of Trumpeter Komintern Artillery Tractors to tow them (maybe Trumpeter will make a 1/72 version of the howizter as well).
The following images are some interesting photos of the howitzer that I found on the web.