Legend Productions continue to release vehicle stowage sets with this set designed for the M60A1 MBT and can be used with any available M60A1 kit from Academy, Italeri, Revell, Tamiya or the extinct Esci kits if you still have those lurking about.
The set consists of approximately 80 pieces in the usual cream resin plus a small sheet of printed MRE ration packs and some lead sheet for the securing straps.
The parts are again cast is to a very high standard without any blemishes such as air holes of the like and just the casting plugs to be removed. Some of these are quite substantial especially on the larger pieces but using the new resin saw from Lion Roar (#LT0026) will make short work of these.
Quite a few of the packs, ammo containers and other parts are the same as with the recent Stryker Stowage set (#LF1153) and the numerous ALICE packs are more applicable here than with the the Stryker set.
The largest pieces have a collection of packs and ruck sacks as well as large rolled tarps designed to be added to the ERA panels on the glacis and turret sides with the lead sheet provided used to make the thin securing straps so the packs don't just sit there.
There are many individual tarp rolls, bed rolls as well a couple of spare road wheels, oil cans and buckets as well as more personalised items such as a large cooler and even a small broom for the housework.
A good selection of 20mm and Cal.50 ammo boxes are included as well as 6 new style plastic jerry cans but I'm not sure these cans would be applicable to the M60 era? There are two 'fritz' helmets and two hollow tankers helmets along with two pairs of binoculars and small section of three spare track links.
As a bonus you get the printed sheet with MRE packs that are easy to cut out and assemble, this also allows you to show the boxes open for a bit of animation if you wish with the lead sheet as mentioned used for the tie down straps on the hull top items but care is needed when handling lead sheet. Make sure you wash your hands after handling this to avoid any problems.
The set is another nicely cast set with a large selection of pieces to use on one or more kits as with other Legends stowage sets which makes the sets better value. The MRE boxes are a nice inclusion and the set could be adapted to use on any modern vehicle other than the M60 if you wished and is another useful stowage set from Legends.
Thanks to Legends Productions for the review set.