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PSM M149A1 Water Trailer
bill_c
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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 04:02 AM UTC
Bill Cross reviews Perfect Scale Modelbau's M149A1 Water Buffalo.



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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 05:16 AM UTC
Thanks Bill. Just one remark : one of the pictured instruction pages shows the earlier M149 trailer (the water tank shape is a giveaway )

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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 06:37 AM UTC
Thanks, Frenchy, I checked the instructions in the kit and they say "M149," so I don't know if the two kits share a set of build instructions and parts or not. I'll see what I can learn from PSM.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 01:21 PM UTC
I built the A2 trailer recently..and all I can say is your in for an enjoyable build! The casting was flawless, and instructions excellent.I wish plastic kits assembled that well! The only addition was a set of hooks from MR Modelbau,

I'm hoping for the cargo trailer for Christmas!
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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 04:03 PM UTC
Nice one Bill. I like the one piece frame and the solid tank, well thought out and should be a pleasure to build. If its anything like PSM's M332 ammo trailer it should look sweet when finished
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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 02:38 AM UTC
Thanks, Jeff, it looks like the usual high-quality PSM kit.

Thanks, too, James, I think this could be a fun item to drop into almost any post-WW2 diorama.
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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 04:44 AM UTC
Hi all,

the M149 A2 is still in widespread service with the US Army. Each company has a 5ton truck towing an M149 A2. I build three of these beauties `til now. There are neverteless two negative points. The biggest drawback is the shape ot the faucet boxes. These are much to narrow. there size is 17mm by 9 mm by 5.5 mm.
I widened mine to 17 mm by 9 mm by 8.5 mm. The other thing lacking are the combined tie-down/lifting hooks for a current model M149 A2.
Nevertheless a very useful and versatile kit. I only hope tha one company will do a M1102 LTTH trailer soon.

Hans-Hermann
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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 05:02 AM UTC
Thanks, Hans-Hermann, for the information.

I checked with PSM, and the instructions are the same for both kits to save production costs.
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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 04:51 PM UTC
How about a PLS M1074 w/trailer and M989a1 heavy expanded mobility ammunition trailer for a Hemitt