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Bronco M22 Locust Airborne Tank
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 02:59 PM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at a little gem from Bronco Models, the M22 Locust Airborne Tank (British Version).

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Thanks!
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 04:48 PM UTC
Nice review Darren, have been looking forward to the M22.
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 11:29 PM UTC
Good review, Darren. Thanks. Looking forward to this one.
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 01:48 AM UTC
I do love the full length run of tracks!

But will wait for the American version kit.














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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 06:50 AM UTC
What's the difference between the two versions? and which seen post war service in the mid-east?
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 07:44 AM UTC
Chris it was most likely the ones in British service as they were given away after the war.
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 12:24 PM UTC
Strangely enough I was just about to post a new thread to tell people about this new kit as I haven't seen it mentioned on here before.

Obviously I don't need to now. Looks a nice kit but I wouldn't mind seeing the Hamilcar done in plastic too.
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 12:47 PM UTC

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What's the difference between the two versions? and which seen post war service in the mid-east?



Not an expert but one difference would definitely be the rocket launchers on the side of the turret.

Maybe someone who knows more will chime in.










~ Jeff
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 01:19 PM UTC
Jeff I believe they are smoke dischargers. I have noted that the one at Bovington Tank Museum and the one pictured in this thread have brush guards for the lights but period pictures do not show this feature.
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 01:39 PM UTC
The Brit version has larger tow shackles, front and rear to aid in tying it down in the glider.This was missed when the kit was first released , parts have now been added and I believe there is new box art coming to reflect that .
See review on PMMS
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 01:55 PM UTC
Thanks for that Jim; I believe that is the reason for the corrections which I noted in the review and relates to the "G" sprue now included I believe.

As I mentined in the review the brush guards are included as PE items if you wish to add them.
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 08:31 PM UTC
This is an interesting Development. I have a few pics of the Bovington example which I think are already up in walkabouts.



Another excellent addition to the Allied range.

Al
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 11:15 PM UTC
you should note that the Bovington Locust is actually a US vehicle painted in British 6AARR markings so don't be confused by the presents of head light guards and smaller tow lugs, these are not British Locust features.
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Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 01:49 AM UTC
Thanks Terry,

I read your build review as well which is very helpful.

Cheers

Al