Trumpeter 1:35 - Soviet ML-20 152mm Howitzer Mod 1937 - Plastic model kit #02323
The Soviet 152mm howitzer-gun ML-20 (Model 1937) was an upgrade of the 152mm gun M1910/34. This gun was produced from 1937 to 1946. As a howitzer-gun, the ML-20 could be used both as a howitzer and as a gun. To achieve this, the model had a wide range of elevation angles and used separate loading with 13 different propellant loads. The ML-20 had both telescopic and panoramic sights. The ML-20 first saw combat in the Battle of Khalkhin Gol. It also participated in the Winter War and proceeded to be used throughout the Second World War. The ML-20 was used during WWII by the Soviet Army, and some of the guns were captured by the Germans and the Finnish Army. The ML-20 was also used after the end of World War II in a number of conflicts due to its excellent characteristics.
Item No: 02323
Item Name: Soviet ML-20 152mm Howitzer Mod1937 (Standard)
Item Type: Static Kit
Model Dimension: Length 251.8mm, Width 75.4mm
Total Parts: 280+
Metal Parts: gun barrel
Photo Etched Parts: 2 pcs
Total Sprues: 8 sprues, bracket and tire
Release Date: 2012-09
- The kit consists of 280+ parts, 2 pieces of Photo Etched parts
- Details are finely represented by newly tooled parts
- Rubber tires
- Metal gun barrel
Trumpeter 1:35 Soviet Project / Object 704 SPH Howitzer - Plastic model kit #TRU05575
As Soviet forces started to push German troops out of Russia, the armament factories were busy developing new military technology to counter the Panther and Tiger tanks and their various tank destroyer units. The ISU-152 series entered production in 1943 based on the KV-1 heavy tank chassis, armed with the ML-20 152.4mm gun howitzer. Despite these new variants being sent into combat, Soviet designers were immediately looking at new developments.
One of these experiments was the Object 704 which adopted the chassis features of the IS-2 and IS-3 tanks and was distinctive with its sloping armour and lower profile. Armed with the ML-20SM model 1944 gun-howitzer, with a barrel length of over 4.5 metres (29.6 calibers) and no muzzle brake, which further increased the firepower of the gun, the vehicle provided the best crew protection of all self-propelled guns in World War II. However, with a crew of five, a low ceiling in the fighting compartment, and the lack of muzzle brake, the workload was unbearable for the crew from the gun recoil. It had a maximum range of 13,000 metres. Only one prototype was built and it is on display in a Russian armour museum. The self-propelled gun carried 20 rounds of two piece (shell and charge) armour-piercing and high explosive ammunition. The secondary armament of the fighting vehicle consisted of two 12.7 x 108 mm DShK machine guns, one anti-aircraft and one co-axial.
The Object 704 self-propelled howitzer was designed to replace the ISU-152.
The overall height of the vehicle was reduced to 2240 mm, which was compensated with an increased width of the superstructure. The factory designation was Object 704. It was armed with the 152.4 mm ML-20SM
Trumpeter's kit is moulded in grey styrene and presented on 15 sprues plus the upper and lower hull halves, 12 sprues are in a rust coloured styrene, it includes one turned aluminium barrel, and a few photo-etched parts. Contains of over 460 parts including the kit with refined detail, multi-slide moulded lower hull, 192 individual tracks links and photo-etched parts.
Item No: 05575
Item Name: Soviet Project 704 SPH
Item Type: Static Kit
Model Brief Length: 244.5mm Width: 97.7mm
Total Parts: 460+
Metal Parts: n/a
Photo Etched Parts: 1 piece
Film Parts: n/a
Resin Parts: n/a
Total Sprues: 27, lower hull and upper hull
Released Date: 2014-03
More Features:The kit consists of over 460 parts