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Monday, 1 August 2016

New Models by Pithead Miniatures

The latest releases from Pithead Miniatures

Chevrolet C60

Chevrolet C60

The Chevrolet C60 cab 11 truck was manufactured in Canada and was produced in large numbers for the British and Commonwealth armies. This version of the truck was used extensively in the Western Desert and Italy.

 SdKfz 6

SdKfz 6

The SdKfz 6 medium 5 ton artillery tractor was  produced  from  1934 by Büssing-NAG.  Around 750 of these halftracks were made  until 1942. They could carry up to 11 men in three rows and were  used for towing the 105mm field  howitzer  produced in two versions by Pithead.

 M5


The M5 is a fully track vehicle designed to tow  a 155 mm  field artillery (also made by Pithead), and carry the gun crew and ammunition. A winch and roller system allows the M5 to pull vehicles to the front or rear.  This model has recently  been remoulded from the original M5 model made by us.

 Renault YS

Renault YS

Renault YS radio command vehicle based on the AMR 35 chassis   issued  to  Cavalry units of the 2nd and 3rd GAM (Groupe de Automitrailleuses).  The radio  equipment  carried was  a combination of the ER (Émitteur-Recepteur) 26 ter and the ER29.

 Sdkfz 250/3

Sdkfz 250/3

Sdkfz 250/3  radio alte  was a command variant, equipped with radio equipment and a "bedstead" aerial frame. Used for communication between air support and  ground forces.  Equipped with (Fu 7 & Fu 18) (Luftwaffe) radio sets.

122mm Howitzer M1938 (M-30)

122mm Howitzer M1938 (M-30)

The 122mm howitzer M1938 (M-30) was a Soviet weapon developed by the design bureau of Motovilikha Plants in the late 1930s, and was in production from 1939 to 1955. The M-30 saw action in World War II and was also sent by Stalin to equip the North Korean forces.  The Guns range was 11.6 Km.

 North Korean Motorcycle Combination

North Korean Motorcycle Combination

The North Koreans used many soviet supplied motorcycle combinations in their rapid advance into South Korea in the early offensives of the war.

57mm ZiS-2 Anti-Tank Gun

57mm ZiS-2 Anti-Tank Gun

Artillery Factory No. 92 began designing the ZiS-3 at the end of 1940. The ZiS-3 combined the light carriage from the 57mm ZiS-2 anti-tank gun and the powerful 76.2mm barrel from the F-22USV, the previous divisional field gun. A muzzle brake was added to reduce recoil, allowing it to be fired without damaging the lighter carriage.  Stalin supplied his allies in the  NKA  with many of these guns and they were used in the 1950’s war.

 US Infantry

US Infantry

US infantry in Korea were well supplied with winter clothing including Parkas and woollen hat comforters, this set is the support weapons set designed to accompany the US winter infantry also made by Pithead.

76.5mm M28 Field Gun

76.5mm M28 Field Gun

The M28 76.5mm field gun supplied by Skoda to the royal Yugoslavian army was used to counter  the 1941 German Balkans offencive. It was a reliable field piece with  good range.

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