Eduard British 2-pdr. gun tube
for Italeri Crusader Mk.II, in 1/35-scale turned aluminum (34048)
by Frank De Sisto
This gun tube is cleanly turned in aluminum, but that’s apparently
the only good thing I can say about it
It is packaged as being for the Crusader Mk. II, and therefore should
(I suppose) represent a 2-pdr. (40mm) gun. However, when comparing it
to photos in David Fletcher’s Osprey New Vanguard 14: Crusader
Cruiser Tank 1939-45, there is no physical resemblance whatsoever
to that piece of ordnance. It more closely represents (visually, at any
rate!) either the 3-inch CS howitzer or the 6-pdr. (57mm) gun without
its muzzle counterweight. But, I cannot be sure. So, either Eduard is
mistaken in their packaging and/or designation of what they are providing
(not too bad), or they have made a relatively grave error.
Until I know otherwise (I welcome any comments from visitors to this
site), this item is not recommended.
Eduard products are available at retail and mail order shops and directly
from the manufacturer at: www.eduard.cz.
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