with 57 mm Anti Tank Gun ZIS-2
UM, 1/72 scale
S u m m a r y
||UM 367 - GAZ-AAA Truck with
57 mm Anti Tank Gun ZIS-2|
||129 Dark Green injection
moulded plastic parts on seven sprues, 14 soft rubbery plastic
parts [tyres for truck and gun], 1 sheet of clear plastic with
four windows marked on it for the lorry, 2 double sided A4
instruction sheets with history, parts plan, build diagrams and
USD$12.96 online from Squadron
||Interesting subject, highly
||Seams on rubber tyres may be
hard to remove, no decals.|
1/72 scale Gaz-AAA Truck with 57 mm Anti Tank Gun Zis-2
online from Squadron.com
Although this lorry might look more at home in the 1920s, it was
representative of those built in Russia up to and during WWII. They
looked old fashioned but they were easy to build and reliable and
they did the job. Similarly, the 57 mm anti tank gun was quite
capable until the Germans introduced the Panthers and Tigers.
All the hard plastic sprues are moulded in a Dark Green plastic with
lots of detail and some optional parts. For instance, a canvas
canopy and other parts are supplied for the truck but are not
mentioned in the instructions but thatís not to say they couldn't be
used. Four of the sprues are for the lorry and the other three, in a
separate bag, are for thr gun. Tyres for both the truck  and the
gun  are in soft Black plastic with seams around their
circumference which will cause a problem. The truck's cab has a
reasonable amount of interior detail but there is only sump and
transmission detail for the engine. The chassis however, has all the
detail you would expect including drive shafts, axles, springs and
exhaust. The Gun has the level of detail we have come to expect from
UM including one ammunition case and some shells. Very nice.
Click the thumbnails
below to view larger images:
Although there are decals mentioned in the instructions, none
came with the kit. I'm not sure if this is an error or not.
The artwork on the box front shows a lorry with spare wheels mounted
on the front guards [fenders] and the artwork on the back shows them
under the flat-bed tray. Extra tyres and wheels are supplied but are
not mentioned in the instructions.
You can paint it any colour you want as long as it's Russian Army
Green. Not as interesting as some of the German vehicles perhaps but
it will add some variety to your collection.
This kit will be a very interesting build and with the exception of
the tyre seams, shouldn't cause too much trouble for modellers with
some build experience.
Recommended to everyone except novices.
Squadron for the review sample.
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