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M4A1 (76 mm) Barrel
1/72nd scale barrel for M4A1 (76 mm)
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by: Malcolm Ireson [ MALCOLM ]


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Review
When I was asked to do a review on this item, I must admit to being a bit apprehensive since it's 1/72nd scale and, well, it's gonna be small!!! I was impressed at what I found regardless. This item comes well packed in the now well-known Aber see-through packaging, with the company logo, and details of the piece well written, thought out and presented, this means you can see what your getting, which is always a good thing.

The item is very straight-forward, consisting of a turned aluminum barrel designed to replace the styrene barrel in your kit of choice. Being that this is 1/72 scale, its a lot smaller than what I'm used to dealing with. I was impressed at the level of finish, which is very good, nice and smooth. Armed with a ruler and a calculator, I measured the barrel and, after some working out via counting of fingers and toes.....twice, I found the length is spot on for that scale. It even has a small indent 3mm from the end of the barrel to show the screw in muzzle end. It also has a nice locating spigot at the other end which will fit nicely into the correct type mantlet. I sprayed the barrel in primer, and a quick coat of paint, and found it took to both very well.

Conclusion
A simple and easy upgrade to add to your next 1/72 scale project. Highly recommended.
SUMMARY
Highs: Smooth finish to the turned aluminum, high level of detail, all very well done. Matches to scale length for 1/72.
Lows: None considering the item is a turned barrel.
Verdict: If this is your scale, and you like Shermans, then this item is perfect for you.
Percentage Rating
99%
  Scale: 1:72
  Mfg. ID: 72L32
  Suggested Retail: $4.95 USD
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  PUBLISHED: Jul 23, 2008
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 98.50%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.73%

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About Malcolm Ireson (malcolm)
FROM: ENGLAND - NORTH EAST, UNITED KINGDOM

Copyright 2019 text by Malcolm Ireson [ MALCOLM ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.



   

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