Eduard 75mm Kwk 40 gun tube for
Pz.Kpw. IV Ausf. H and J, in turned aluminum for the Tamiya kits in 1/35
by Frank De Sisto
Eduard kit number 34021, 75mm Kwk 40 gun tube for Pz.Kpw. IV Ausf H and
J, in turned aluminum for the Tamiya kits in 1/35 scale. Contains a one-piece
gun tube with integral muzzle break. Price: $12.95 USD.
This simple but effective accessory is designed specifically for the latest
Pz.Kpw. IV kits from Tamiya. It requires that the outermost part of the
kit gun tube be cut off, with the resulting area sanded smooth and straight.
In doing so there will be a circular hole revealed on the plastic parts,
where there is also a step in the tube. Then, after you’ve assembled
the gun breech and its outer mantlet/sleeve to the turret, you can fit
the Eduard tube.
The gun tube itself is cleanly turned with a rather smooth finish. The
muzzle is an integral part and is of the style that has a rounded rear
baffle and an oval front baffle. I imagine the gun tube can be used for
any other vehicle that has an L/48 type gun tube such as a StuG III or
IV, a Jagdpanzer IV L/48, or either DML’s or Italeri’s Pz.Kpw.
Ausf. G, H and J kits. Its potential for wide use makes this a handy little
Eduard products are available at retail and mail order shops and directly
from the manufacturer at: www.eduard.cz.
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