WWII US Light Weapons & Equipment Set

Published: November 24th, 2012     
Box Art
Box Art
Reviewed by: Tim Wilding - IPMS# 47420
Scale: 1/35
Company: Bronco Models
Price: $19.00
Product / Stock #: 03558
Product provided by: Dragon Models USA

This is a set of lots of US weapons that will be useful for dioramas or as stowage on vehicles. There are two bags of weapons with a complete set in each bag, contained on three sprues. There is also a sprue of canvas bags.

I built up the M2 .50 cal machine gun on a tripod, the 60mm mortar, and a bazooka. The machine gun has 20 parts and most are pretty small. But we get a highly detailed gun and very nice belt- fed ammo. The mortar has 13 parts and a couple of rounds for it. The barrels are hollowed out, but a little more drilling is needed. The stowage is as good as resin pieces, and the M1 helmets are the best I've seen in plastic. The only problem I see is a bent M1 carbine barrel, since there are three sprues packed in one plastic bag.

Here is a listing of what you get:

  • 2 x M2 .50 Caliber MG with a tripod and a box of belt feed ammo
  • 2 x M1919 Browning .30 Caliber with a tripod and a box of belt feed ammo
  • 2 x M1A1 Carbine (Paratrooper Model)
  • 2 x M1918 BAR
  • 2 x 60mm M2 Mortar
  • 2 x M1 Bazooka
  • 2 x M-1 Thompson
  • 2 x M-1 Carbine
  • 2 x M-1 Garand with fixed M3 Bayonet
  • 2 x M3A1 Grease Gun
  • 2 x M-1 Garand
  • 2 x M6A1 Bazooka w/Rocket
  • 4 x M1911A1 Colt 45 - 2 have the slide locked back like it's out of ammo
  • 1 x M-1 Bayonet
  • 1 x Folded Canvas
  • 2 x Springfield M1903A3 Rifle
  • 4 x Mk.2 Hand Grenades
  • 2 x M1911A1 Colt 45
  • 6 x M1 Helmet
  • 4 x M49A2 High Explosive Ammo for mortar
  • 2 x M1911 Colt 45 in a M1916 Leather Holster
  • 2 x M1911 Colt 45 in a M7 Shoulder Holster
  • 4 x M1936 Field Bag
  • 1 x Cotton Barracks Bag
  • 6 x M1910 Canteen
  • 2 x M17 Binoculars

I want to thank Dragon Models USA for the review kit and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review it.

  • Painting guide on box bottom
    Painting guide on box bottom
  • Stowage bags
    Stowage bags
  • Mortar 1
    Mortar 1
  • Mortar 2
    Mortar 2
  • Bazooka
    Bazooka
  • Machine gun 1
    Machine gun 1
  • Machine gun 2
    Machine gun 2

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