17 pdr Mk.2 Anti Tank Gun "Pheasant"
Kits Used: Tamiya 25 Pdr Field Gun
Chesapeake Model Designs
17 Pdr (Firefly) barrel and muzzle brake
Eduard 25 Pdr photoetch set
Accurate Armour 17 Pdr ammo boxes
In response to the appearance of Tiger Is in Tunisia, 100 17 Pdr guns were flown to North Africa and mounted on 25 Pdr field gun carriages. They first saw action during the Medinine battles in March 1943. Surprisingly, the somewhat worn out field gun carriages held up amazingly well to the additional pounding of an AT gun.
A second set of Pheasant parts were scratchbuilt to be used as masters by Armoured Brigade Models for a conversion kit to be produced for the Tamiya 25 Pdr kit.
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