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Monday, July 01, 2019 - 07:01 PM UTC
New Syrian Self-Propelled Howitzer from Rye Field Model
This curious conversion for the Syrian Army used a D-30 122mm howitzer and a T-34 (note that the gun points backwards!).

It should be available as a 1/35 kit from RFM next August.
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That is really interesting! "next August" as in August 2020? Oh well, not really important .... need to build their Sheridan first / Robin
JUL 01, 2019 - 07:17 PM
I have a feeling that the difference between "this August" and "next August" gets garbled or lost in translation.
JUL 01, 2019 - 08:16 PM
You mean 'next' as in 'coming'? Those who "need" to have this right now will just have to "hold their breath" and hope for the best / Robin
JUL 01, 2019 - 09:10 PM
Well, well...yet another kit that cancels out my scratch build of this vehicle! I'll probably get one anyway.
JUL 01, 2019 - 11:44 PM
Well, rejoice for you took one for the team
JUL 02, 2019 - 02:51 AM
When this was first announced on RFM's Facebook page last week (along with their re-announcement of the Sheridan kit we have been waiting for like a year now), I wrote something like "is this fake or real like Sheridan being released a few months ago?" I see that they deleted my comment. Maybe they are serious about releasing them next month. You know - Don't believe it until you see it.
JUL 02, 2019 - 07:02 AM
Well, rejoice for you took one for the team [/quote]
JUL 02, 2019 - 11:39 PM
Wow, what a great variant! This is the kind of subject matter that thrills me, and not "what-ifs" and "one-offs" (though I'm sure that the Syrians didn't build many of these) It's a tank chassis with a big gun -what's not to like?
JUL 03, 2019 - 05:01 AM
If I recall my Syrian history of this vehicle, I think they built somewhere between 18 and 36 of them (I'm sticking with 36). Various sources conflict on this number. There are a few photos of mixed bogies as well. One photo shows a vehicle with solid WW2 style bogies with a single starfish bogie in the middle. Then yet another vehicle with all spider bogies with a single starfish bogie...once again in the middle. Of the most common photos (assuming at Latrun), yet another vehicle simply have all solid bogies. On the camo front, hazy photos show a single dark green color scheme as well as the possibility of a two, or maybe, a three tone camo scheme...but in b/w only. My conclusion...seems to be no uniformed pattern with this vehicle at all. Operational info can be found here: LINK I'm sure once this kit hits our grubby little hands, more photos of this vehicle will miraculously appear. They always do!
JUL 03, 2019 - 12:50 PM
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