Modeling the Sherman Tank in 1/72nd Scale

US .30cal Machineguns
Kit #72021

Article by Doug Chaltry; last updated 3 March 2008.

The only complaint I have about Extratech is how stingy they can be sometimes. A superb set like this one deserves to be at least twice as large as it is. As you can see, it comes with two .30 calibre machineguns: a Model 1917 water-cooled version, and a Model 1919 air-cooled version. The guns and their ammo boxes are cast in very high quality resin with exceptional detail. The brass fret includes a tripod mount, a vehicle mount, and two ammo belts. I could have also wished for two vehicle mounts to give more options on how to use the guns, but that's a minor complaint.

This is an excellent set, one that I've wanted for a long time. It's unfortunate that it includes only two guns. It is fairly inexpensive, so it's not as though we are getting ripped off, but instead of having to buy two or more sets, it would have been nice if Extratech could have doubled up the contents of this set.

These are by far the best .30cal machineguns available in this scale.

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Modeling the Sherman Tank in 1/72nd Scale