Modeling the Sherman Tank in 1/72nd Scale
OQF 17 pounder Gun Shells RB Model
Kit #72P11
Article by Doug Chaltry; last updated 25 December 2017
This is the only set of 17pdr cannon ammunition available in our scale, and they are truly appreciated. I don't think that the 17 pounder anti-tank gun has yet been made available to us in our scale, but these shells can be used for any of the Firefly kits (available from several manufacturers), and it is particularly useful for our M10 17pdr Achilles kits, due to their storage in the open-top vehicle.

As you can see in the scan below, there are 12 empty shell casings, and 3 each of 3 different types of projectile. The projectile pictured on the left below pretty obviously represents the armor-piercing, discarding sabot round; the middle projectile I believe is the high explosive/high capacity round; but the projectile on the right is a little more difficult. It looks like it may be the solid, armor-piercing shot, but it looks just a bit too long for that one. Regardless, considering their small size, that's hardly of importance to any but the most detail-oriented modelers among us. Overall length looks very good to me, maybe just 0.5mm long, based on my references.

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Modeling the Sherman Tank in 1/72nd Scale