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Meng Model 1:35 - French AUF1 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer


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Meng Model 1:35 - French AUF1 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer - Plastic model kit #TS-004

The French GCT 155mm is a self-propelled howitzer used by the armies of France and Saudi Arabia. It was designed to replace the French Army's Mk F3 155mm, and the first production version - the AUF1 - was introduced in 1977. The two major improvements of the GCT 155mm over the Mk F3 155mm are the nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) protection for the crew and the ability to carry all four crew members (the Mk F3 could only carry two, and the other two had to be transported in support vehicles).

The GCT 155mm AUF1 is equipped with a 155mm 39-caliber gun with an auto-loading system. Its rate of fire is 8 rounds per minute, and a sustained rate of fire is 6 rounds per minute. It also has a roof-mounted 12.7mm anti-aircraft gun. About 400 AUF1's have been produced, and 70 have been upgraded to the AUF2 variant. The GCT 155mm saw combat with the Iraqi Army in the Iran–Iraq War.

Kit details:
- The interior construction of the turret is precisely replicated
- The turret hatches can be built open or closed
- Movable torsion bar suspension and chassis running gear parts
- Specially designed photo-etched parts and a track assembly tool

Length: 293mm
Width: 90mm

Collections: All, Modern

Category: Meng Model Artillery

Type: Artillery

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