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Trumpeter Russian ZU-23-2 AA Gun
sgtsauer
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 05:08 PM UTC
Here is a quick peek at the new Trumpeter Russian ZU-23-2 Anti-Aircraft Gun. Enjoy.

Box Top:


Inside the box:


Cover Of The Directions:


Back Of The Directions:


Color Insert:


Sprue A:


Sprue B:


Sprue C:


Photo-Etch and two hollow brass flash suppressors:


Tires:


It looks like a fun little kit to build right out of the box.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 09:40 PM UTC
Does look a nice little build, I was thinking of getting one of these and mounting it on top of a Skif MTLB
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 12:59 AM UTC
This one is getting mounted in the back of a humvee.
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 01:34 AM UTC
Thanks for this review, Brent

Can You show a photo of this real Humvee with gun? I'm curious what is it
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 01:43 AM UTC

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Can You show a photo of this real Humvee with gun? I'm curious what is it



Not sure if this is what Brent is refering to, but here is one.

Moroccan Army
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 02:22 AM UTC
This is ZPU-2 gun, but it's absent on the market in 1/35th scale Two of my colleagues from Polish Humvee forum have built this Moroccan Humvee with old Skif's ZU-23-2:
http://www.humvee-models.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=33
http://www.humvee-models.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=353
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 06:29 PM UTC
Gino, thanks for jumping in and posting the photo. That is the picture I was thinking of plus a model that had been submitted to my humvee site.

Hello Kuba!! Thanks for chimming in here also. Kamil83's HMMWV and the picture that Gino put up are my inspiration. I had not recognized the caliber difference but you are correct...The mounted weapons in the actual photo are not ZU-23-2. I will probably still build it anyway.

Talk to you soon.
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 10:21 PM UTC
The caliber of ZU-23-2 is 23mm, ZPU-2 is 14,5 mm. But these guns are not so different, so I'm going - using this wonderful Trumpeter's ZU-23-2 - to build such Yemen army M1097A2:
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 11:17 PM UTC
Some great versions of Humvees showing up here... either of the two Meng Technical guns would be suitable for some of those versions either. The Yemeni one looks like it's single barrel.

The Trumpeter kit looks lovely and detailed though and will look good on a Humvee though. Will be watching with interest
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 11:41 PM UTC
Yes Sean, my first thought was ZPU-1 (sigle barrel). The second barrel is not visible (or absent). But the gun craddle looks like in ZPU-2. So I'm really conused And yes - both Meng guns (ZPU-1 and ZU-23-2) could be used, even if finished model will be a little bit sci-fi
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2014 - 01:36 AM UTC
Sci-fi is a bit harsh Kuba Maybe just a little bit of artistic license!

It seems someone somewhere has tried mounting every possible weapon on every possible platform.....I'm sure Frenchy will come along with even more evidence!
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2014 - 02:15 AM UTC

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It seems someone somewhere has tried mounting every possible weapon on every possible platform.....I'm sure Frenchy will come along with even more evidence!



Hi Sean

I guess the list of possibilities is endless





























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