AFV Club 1/35 20-pdr Gun Ammo First Look
|Date of Review||September 2008||Manufacturer||AFV Club|
|Subject||20-pdr Gun Ammo||Scale||1/35|
|Kit Number||35158||Primary Media||40 parts (20 turned brass projectiles and cases, 20 etched brass bases)|
|Pros||Great way to dress up a Centurion||Cons||Not cheap|
|Skill Level||Basic||MSRP (USD)||$17.98|
AFV Club has basically cornered the market on turned brass ammunition sets, with their sets for 8.8 cm and 10.5 cm German weapons acknowledged as some of the best around. Now they have turned their sights (no pun intended!) on British pattern vehicles with these two new sets. Each one provides 16 rounds of complete ammunition and four empty casings in each package.
Set 158 covers the 20-pdr and therefore is matched to the AFV Club Centurion kits. It provides four rounds each of the following: Armor-Piercing Discarding Sabot Mk 1 (APDS); Armor-Piercing Discarding Sabot Mk 3 (APDS); high explosive (HE); and anti-personnel (cannister). The separate etched brass bases provide five bases for each type, so one again one each can be considered as “fired” when assembled.
Overall these are very nice sets and will complement vehicles with those guns.