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1/35 scale L5 Italian Pack Howitzer by
Mouse  Armour  MA907

This long awaited resin kit from Mouse Armour has over 50 parts many of them very small and delicate.  The L5 can be modelled with or without a gun shield.

The instructions show how to model the gun in its high angle artillery role or in its low to the ground anti-tank role(?).

The L5 105mm Pack Howitzer was the standard field gun of the Australian Army in Malaysia and Vietnam 1965 - 67, when they were replaced by the more robust, but much heavier U.S. built M2A2 howitzer. The L5 equipped ARA and some CMF Field Batteries during the early 1960s replacing the 25pounder field gun. During the Battle of Long Tan 18 August 1966, the three field batteries 103 Field Battery RAA, 105 Field Battery RAA and 161 Field Battery RNZA using the L5 Pack Howitzer fired 3,198 rounds in support of the Australian Infantry. There were six field howitzers per battery.



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