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Contents: 20 figures and 4 mortars
Poses: 5
Material: Plastic
Colour: Grey

Cement assembly, paint required (these are not included)

While we had seen German mortars before this set was released, they have always been rubbish. Whether it is the ultra-simplified item in Matchbox sets or the ridiculous unsupported affair in the Esci sets, this was not an item that had been done well. Worse still, they had always been something of an afterthought, with one or at most two crew, which is not going to satisfy those wishing to depict any German unit accurately. Armourfast addressed this issue with this set, which is devoted purely to the weapon and its crew.

The Germans were well known for making good use of mortars, and pressed many captured enemy weapons into service. However the main type used for much of the war and on all fronts was the 8 cm Granatwerfer 34, which is the weapon included in this set.
The 34 normally had a crew of five, so it is nice to see five crew for each mortar here. All are kneeling and in reasonable poses, although one is using his MP40 machine gun rather than attending the mortar. One man has an empty cupped hand which could hold either the extra bombs or the rifle that are included in the kit, though gluing is required for this.

All the men are wearing ankle boots and camouflage smocks, which makes them suitable for the later war period.

Abridged Appraisal supplied c/of Plastic Soldier Review.

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