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Friday, September 05, 2014 - 08:28 AM UTC
Some real interesting news out of Dragon Models has a very interesting small scale 280mm artillery piece on the way.
Dragon Models is adding to their Black Label series with the announcement of the 280mm artillery gun that was nicknamed “Atomic Annie”. This M65 gun was developed in the 1950’s and was primarily designed to deliver a 15-kiloton nuclear device. The kit is being released in 1/72 scale will included the gun and two tractors and will allow the builder to displayed in firing or transport mode.

7484 – M65 Atomic Annie Gun, Heavy Motorized 280mm – Black Label Series

According to Dragon Model USA this new kit should be available in November 2014.
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Very nice
SEP 09, 2014 - 10:54 PM
I got it from a veteran who was on the range when it happened. He was an armor instructor on the transition from M48A2 to M60's. The recoil locks had not been set and when the cannon fired it recoiled into the ground. A German contractor came in with earth moving equipment to dig it out. The bemused German contractor who didn't care what it was so long as he was paid. I also heard it from an M103 tanker who was in the area on exercise. Maybe it's a fish story but it'd make a funny diorama. It goes with the general theme of what an old first sergeant told me "sure it's new and high tech but is it soldier proof?" Soldiers can and will find a way to break anything.
SEP 09, 2014 - 11:11 PM
Ah, so it was an accident, not normal usage. Certainly possible in that case. KL
SEP 09, 2014 - 11:17 PM
Maybe a nice AM PE set will eventually be released by someone.
SEP 10, 2014 - 02:33 AM
I cant wait for the 1/35 version and I hope they get it right....man it would be great to see the M-55, M53 Honest John Corporal and who knows maybe a Pershing on Tracks!
SEP 11, 2014 - 11:40 AM
Dragon already boxed a M26 Pershing. Twice in fact. So did Tamiya and Hobby boss and probably a couple more I don't know about.
SEP 11, 2014 - 12:14 PM
He means a Pershing 1A missile, not the tank. KL
SEP 11, 2014 - 12:42 PM
Ah. Makes more sense now.
SEP 11, 2014 - 01:52 PM
sorry I meant the Pershing Missile launcher
SEP 12, 2014 - 02:31 PM
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