The M12 was built on the chassis of the M3 Lee tank; some sources claim that later M12s used the M4 Sherman chassis, but this might be a confusion with the M12’s use of “Sherman-style” bogie trucks with trailing idlers.
It had an armored driver’s compartment, but the gun crew were located in an open topped area at the back of the vehicle. It mounted a 155 mm gun M1917, M1917A1 or M1918 M1, depending upon availability, a weapon derived from the nearly identical French 155 mm GPF gun of World War I vintage. Limited storage space meant that only 10 projectiles and propellant charges could be carried on the vehicle.
An earth spade (similar to a bulldozer blade) at the rear was employed to absorb recoil. This layout—large gun mounted in an open mount at the rear, with a spade—was the pattern adopted for many years by other heavy self-propelled artillery.
The Kit is not simple. In this kit a lot of details. It can not be built quickly. During assembly will be a small problem with connection parts of the chassis and body.
The model as always was painted with acrylic paint, tinted oil paints and MIG pigments.
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According to the adopted “Program tank-tractor weapons the Red Army” was assumed on the basis of the production of tractors tanks.. The project is of such a machine , which received the name of ” Fighter “, was made on the basis of the T -19 in 1930 , but mass production did not go, because the preference was given to a similar car on the chassis of the T -26. In the spring of 1932 at KB Voroshilov plant were developed two projects artillery tractors – one with a canvas top , the other with armored. Both projects were launched in the series in 1933.
Most of these machines have been lost in the first weeks of ’41, along with the other equipment of the Red Army. That’s why I decided to make it a tractor of German howitzers.
The model has been refined. Made the right hitch. Did the stairs in front. Thinning fender. And a little bit of different small parts .At the beginning model has been painted in the ” field green”. Then covered with hairspray, and painted in German gray. Next chipped. Assembling the model has not caused problems.
With howitzer was a bit more of a problem with the assembly. Since this ACE. But a little patience, and as usual the set of “ACE” can get something decent. Howitzer is painted in the same color as the tractor. Some color modulation, pigments and toning oil.
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