AFV Club
German 10.5cm Howitzer
Ammunition leFH18 and Accessory set

AFV Club 1:35th Scale Kit No. AF 35062
Review by Terry Ashley

AFV Club
The Kit:

This set is to compliment the AFV Club kit of the leFH18 10.5cm Howitzer released earlier in the year and consists of 246 pieces in light olive drab plastic, plus a decal sheet with stenciling of the rounds and ammo boxes.

The set consists of 36 10.5cm rounds, 36 separate shell cases, 36 wooden containers for the rounds carried in the Sd.Kfz.11 3 ton half track plus 6 wooded ammo boxes and 12 metal single round boxes for a good selection of equipment.

The standard of moulding is excellent with no pin marks, flash or other blemishes to deal with other than the normal cleanup once the parts are removed from the sprues.

The decal sheets provides a good selection of stencil data for the 105 rounds as well as the ammo boxes to give them a more authentic look.

The back of the box has the simple assembly instructions as well as painting guide listing the colours needed for the kit.

A simple yet effective accessory set for the leFH18 Howitzer as well as the 3 ton H/T kit.

Highly recommended.

Decal sheet
AFV Club
The Sprues x 3
AFV Club
Click here for a full Construction Review of the leFH18 10.5cm Howitzer kit.

book Leichte Feldhaubitze 18, GW II für le.F.H. 18/2 „Wespe“ and „Hummel-Wespe“
Nuts & Bolts Volume 33
by Joachim Baschin, Martin Block, Heinz Tippmann
soft cover
german & english texts
184 pages, 353 photos, (198 historic, 40 model, 115 modern), 40 blueprints, 13 camouflage schemes, tactical markings, table of organsisation (KStN)

Le.F.H. 18/18M
Model Detail Photo Monograph No.16

Published by Rossagraph

Superb photo coverage of the le.FH.18/18M
Highly recommended

Polish/English text

Wings & Wheels WWII German and Soviet Field Howitzers in detail
Wings & Wheels Publications.
Special Museum Line No25
ISBN 80-86416-24-0
Published by RAK, Czech Republic.
60 pages all in colour.
It should be noted that this book features the leFH18/40 which is based on the 7.5cm Pak 40 carriage as well as having a muzzle break fitted and slightly different gun shield from the AFV Club kit.
The gun and cradle are basically the same so can be used as a reference for those details.
Allied & Axis Allied-Axis
The Photo Journal of the Second World War No.7

Ampersand Publishing.
The publishers of MMIR magazine.
Allied & Axis Allied-Axis
The Photo Journal of the Second World War No.8

Ampersand Publishing.
The publishers of MMIR magazine.
Schiffer German Light Field Artillery in World War II
Schiffer Military Books
ISBN: 0887407609
Size: 8 1/4" x 11 3/4"
b/w photographs, line drawings
48 pages

Kit courtesy of my Credit Card and the excellent service from Rainbow Ten.

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