Long Tom

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Long Tom

Postby muckaroon1960 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:32 pm

This is a Britains model of the 155mm American towed howitzer nicknamed "Long Tom". I've added the 50p piece to illustrate the size of this model. Picked this up today from a flea market. It's missing its towing wheels and its towing accessories and if it had the box would be worth a few quid. This is one of those things that as a kid I always wanted but never had until now. Apparently these were manned by a crew of 14 and towed by a vehicle based on the Sherman tank chassis. The barrel also reciprocates so it can be towed with the barrel in its back position. :thumbsup:
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Re: Long Tom

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:13 pm

Well done Paul looks like it's seen a campaign or two :thumbsup: Regards Mark

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Re: Long Tom

Postby The Devils Bank » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:09 pm

Very collectible Paul, it's had a hard life but, keep an eye out for spare parts.

You'll be amazed where you find them :thumbsup:

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Re: Long Tom

Postby muckaroon1960 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:58 pm

The Devils Bank wrote:Very collectible Paul, it's had a hard life but, keep an eye out for spare parts.

You'll be amazed where you find them :thumbsup:

That's because its been through a war zone in some child's imagination.. and we wouldn't have it any other way...well our generation wouldn't :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Long Tom

Postby muckaroon1960 » Thu May 23, 2019 7:58 pm

Picture of the real McCoy at IWM Duxford. This was in the land warfare museum.
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Re: Long Tom

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Thu May 23, 2019 9:00 pm

How cool is that Paul, to see a full size real example of your model :thumbsup: I noticed that it has one different tyre. Looks like a jeep tyre. Would they be the same tyre? Thinking they may have been made to be interchangeable between the two vehicles? Regards Mark

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Re: Long Tom

Postby muckaroon1960 » Fri May 24, 2019 3:52 pm

Tailgunnerdownunder wrote:How cool is that Paul, to see a full size real example of your model :thumbsup: I noticed that it has one different tyre. Looks like a jeep tyre. Would they be the same tyre? Thinking they may have been made to be interchangeable between the two vehicles? Regards Mark

Hi Mark, not sure but the wheels look bigger on the gun than on a jeep? :thumbsup:

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Re: Long Tom

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Fri May 24, 2019 9:35 pm

Ok Paul thanks. I must be on the wrong track with that idea. Regards Mark

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