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I did have a lot of help looking at the work of Mr Buckingham and the excellent article on Landships II on this howitzer.I visited the IWM a few years ago and took several pictures of this type although similar pictures are readily available on the web. There were several pieces of the model not in the exploded instructions so it is well worth looking at the drawings on Landship II.
One can only hope that other artillery sets will be produced in the future - the British 60pdr being an obvious choice.
The figures for this set are some of the best produced by Strelet and the team need congratulating (like you I especially like the Staff officier and the 'Baldrick' style character) on the quality.
Strelet should seriously consider selling their artillery crews separately especially these and the WW2 early artillery crew. With so many artillery sets being produced without crews there must be a market for them.
Well done RCD very good, I noticed on the Amera plastics site that they had some WW1 artillery bunkers, going by the description they were to go with the cancelled Airfix sets.
Pardon my ignorance, but what is the purpose of the Earth box? When I heard it mentioned, when this model first came out, I had a much different notion of what it was. Now seeing it with a couple of contributions, it is not what I expected.
The principle was to add enough weight to stop the gun moving once fired.
"An earth box is bolted across the front part of the firing beams to
prevent the front of the carriage lifting on firing."
page 41 Handbook 9.2 Inch BL Howitzers, Marks I & II. 1920.
The box dismantles into 5 panels for transport and holds 11 tons of earth...
Oh yes, and Well Done RCD