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Abrams M256 Barrel Set
Modern US M256 120mm M1 Abrams Gun Barrel w/Smoke Discharger
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by: Gino P. Quintiliani [ HEAVYARTY ]


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Kit contents

This small set from Voyager comes packed nicely in a square blister pack. The set provides metal barrel sections and resin fume extractor and Muzzle Reference Sensor. Also included in the set are 8 resin IR smoke grenades and 8 metal visible smoke grenades and PE parts for the grenade storage boxes. The 8 grenades of each will allow you to use them on either Army (6-shot) or USMC (8-shot) grenade launchers. The set is intended for the Dragon M1A1 AIM or M1A2 SEP kits, but can be used on any M1A1 or M1A2, with a little modification to the mounting pin at the base. The instructions are a simple, two-sides 4" by 8" sheet that visibly shows how to assemble the parts.
SUMMARY
Highs: Nicely detailed barrel and smoke grenades.
Lows: It doesn't appear to really be an improvement over the Dragon metal and plastic barrel provided in the intended kit it is to upgrade.
Verdict: A nice set to upgrade the barrel on any M1A1 kit. The smoke grenades and storage boxes are very nice pieces as well.
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: VBS 0163
  Suggested Retail: 21.95
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  PUBLISHED: Aug 31, 2011
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.82%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 87.70%

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About Gino P. Quintiliani (HeavyArty)
FROM: FLORIDA, UNITED STATES

Retired US Army Artillery Officer, currently a contractor at MacDill AFB in the Tampa, FL area. I have been modelling for the past 35+ years, really seriously on armor and large scale helos (1/32, 1/35) for the last 30 or so.

Copyright 2019 text by Gino P. Quintiliani [ HEAVYARTY ]. 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.



Comments

Thanks, Gino. I purchased this set because the metal barrel and styrene parts in my first M1A1 kit were defective (styrene was slightly mis-shapen). So I figure it might not help, but it can't hurt.
AUG 31, 2011 - 03:05 AM
   

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