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US M1 57mm Anti-Tank Gun on M2 Carriange (Late)

Riich Models 1/35 US M1 57mm Anti-Tank Gun on M2 Carriange (Late) Kit First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2014 Manufacturer Riich Models
Subject US M1 57mm Anti-Tank Gun on M2 Carriange (Late) Scale 1/35
Kit Number 35020 Primary Media Styrene, Photo-Etch
Pros New Subject Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Basic MSRP (USD) $15.00

First Look

US M1 57mm Anti-Tank Gun on M2 Carriange (Late)
US M1 57mm Anti-Tank Gun on M2 Carriange (Late)

Here is one of the latest releases from Riich Models, this being the M1 57mm anti-tank gun which is really a US-manufactured 6 pounder British AT gun. During the war, the US manufactured a number of weapons systems for the British to help their war effort as well as fill in gaps in US armaments as well. This release also depicts the M2 gun late-version gun carriage that included a wheel in the trailing arms to help crews position the gun.

The kit is molded in light gray styrene and presented on five parts trees plus two small frets of photo-etched details. Among the features and options in this kit:

  • Very detailed gun and breech
  • Detailed gun shield
  • Detailed gun carriage with choice of wheels
  • Ammo boxes and shells included
  • No figures included
This is another nicely detailed release from Riich Models and would make a nice centerpoint for a diorama or vignette. Likewise you could hitch this up to your favorite 1/35 Dodge WC-62/63 truck for another theme. If you're looking for some eye-catching detail, this is the kit you seek.

My sincere thanks to DML for this review sample.