Model kit of the company BRONCO, for the construction of US artillery M1A1 155mm Howitzer of WW II, in 1/35 scale.
Plastic kit from BRONCO, for the asembly of an US artillery gun M1A1 155mm Howitzer(WWII)of WW II, on 1/35 scale. Includes sprues with plastic parts, assembly instructions, P.E. parts and decals.
Like many other US artillery produced during the two WWs, the 155mm howitzer used by the US military was basically developed with reference to the M1917 designed by the French Schneider factory during WW I. The carriage of this gun was updated in the 1930s; it was fitted with a new lengthened barrel and a new breech in 1941, officially named the M1 155mm howitzer. Later, the barrel and mount of the gun were slightly modified, and the improved version was called the M1A1 type. Since then, the gun has been playing the role of standard medium artillery in the US Army for many years. It can launch 43 kilograms of ammunition to 15,000 meters away. Its applicable ammunition includes high-explosive bombs, smoke bombs and chemical weapons, although the latter has never been used in combat. The gun weighs 5,800 kg and is operated by a crew of 11 people. It is usually towed by a 2.5-ton truck or M3 half-track vehicle. M1A1 has served many countries after WW II, including South Korea, Indochina and Vietnam. From 1941 to 1953, the total output of the gun reached 10,000.