British Archer Self-Propelled Gun
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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
This model assembly kit recreates the British Army's Archer. As WWII progressed, British troops found that their 2-pounder and 6-pounder guns were being rendered obsolete by German armor, and planners decided to develop a vehicle using the powerful 17-pounder (76.2mm) gun. The vehicle chosen to mount the gun on was the Valentine; the turret was removed and replaced with a fighting compartment - this would be known as the Archer. Interestingly, as there was little time to re-organize the cramped layout, the 17-pounder had to be mounted pointing rearwards to fit it in. As a result, the Archer moved and fired in opposite directions. However, it offered strong performance and served with British and Commonwealth units from October 1944 till the end of WWII. The British continued using it until the early 1950s.
- This model accurately captures the Archer with its 17 pounder gun (plus breech detail) and elongated version of the Valentine tank chassis.
- Excellent fighting compartment detail is on display through the open top.
- Comes with 3 highly realistic figures and 2 marking options.
- Hull parts feature authentic depictions of weld patterns.