Eduard Jagdtiger turned aluminum
gun tube (34053)
by Frank De Sisto
Not too long ago, Eduard released a gun tube for the Jagdtiger, but labeled
as for use on the Revell kit. Naturally, since the Revell kit was simply
a re-box of the DML kit, the earlier gun tube was suitable for both releases.
So, it is curious that Eduard chose to release the same item for the DML
Regardless of that, this cleanly-turned item is a definite improvement
over what DML gives the modeler in their otherwise fine Jagdtiger kits.
DML made the mistake of modeling the kit’s gun tube after the vehicle
seen at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds Ordnance Museum. The APG Jagdtiger’s
gun tube is stuck in recoil, and therefore does not protrude from the
mantlet in the proper manner. Eduard’s item accounts for that “shortfall”
so will be quite useful to modelers.
Eduard products are available at retail and mail order shops and directly
from the manufacturer at: www.eduard.cz.
Visit their web site for images of reviewed items.