Kit Preview : 1/76 Cromwell Combat Ready 8.8cm Flak 18 gun on SdKfz 8 12-ton Half-track

About the manufacturer
Cromwell now focuses on 1/76 and 1/72 Combat ready models which combine a reduced count of parts and a good level of detail. Older kit type models are still available, mostly on Ebay. I find Cromwell castings to be among the best on the market.

About the vehicle
Click here for a discussion and pictures of the vehicle. 25 were built and used in France in 1940. Survivors participated in the early stages of Barbarossa. The last one was lost in early 1943. In any case in panzer gray, it will fit both campaigns.

About the kit
Nicely cast, especially the gun.

Reviewed on 10/11/09.