AFV Club 1/35 8.8 cm L/71 Ammunition First Look
|Date of Review||June 2005||Manufacturer||AFV Club|
|Subject||8.8 cm L/71 Ammunition||Scale||1/35|
|Kit Number||35086||Primary Media||24 pieces of brass|
|Pros||Excellent renditions of German ammunition rounds; turned cases function like originals; variety of ammunition will be appreciated by Tiger fans||Cons||Cost prohibitive for anyone wanting to provide a full unit of fire for a model|
|Skill Level||Basic||MSRP (USD)||$13.98|
One of the latest "upscale" accessories for armor kits has been the use of turned aluminum or brass ammunition for guns or tanks. AFV Club has been doing it for some time now, and these are their latest products.
The L/71 set is for the later model "long" 8.8 cm guns and will compliment the Flak 43/41, Elefant/Ferdinand, Tiger II, or Hornisse/Nashorn kits. The package provides 12 casings in turned brass and 12 different projectiles – 3 each of four different styles, which apparently include HE- FRAG and AP or APCBC type projectiles.
The only drawback is the cost of fully equipping a model with this sort of ammunition – a full up Tiger I would probably add some $142 to the cost of the model!
Overall, it's a nice set and sure to be popular.