Plastic Soldier Company 45mm anti-tank gun set

Finally PSC released some artillery in 15mm. A lot of us had been waiting for that moment for a long time, as Battlefront guns are pretty expensive, especially if you play Russians and you might need a lot of them 🙂

First set is famous Russian 45mm anti tank gun, with an option to make 1942 type, 1937 type and also 76mm field gun as well. What is not to like?

As usual with PSC price of the box is very affordable. For 16.50 pounds we are getting 4 guns, which is frankly a bargain in my opinion. As usual no disappointments on that front.

So what do we get in the box? Each sprue has 5 models of crew (so if you are using them for FOW, you will have 4 guys spare from the box, always useful), 3 different barrels to give you an option of doing one of three mentioned guns plus couple of ammo crates, which are a very nice little extra.

Quality of sculpts is very good. No flash, I didn’t even spot any mold marks You do have to be however careful when removing certain elements of the gun from the sprue as they are bit fickle and can break. Barrel of 76mm gun doesn’t fit well into a gun shield, so you will have to work with a file a little bit to get it in. Nothing major though.

In general another very good set from PSC and i personally hope we will see more affordable artillery from that company. There is set of ZIS 2 and 3 anti tank guns available as well which I will be getting soon. In the meantime have a look at those pictures:

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2 responses to “Plastic Soldier Company 45mm anti-tank gun set

  1. It is also worth noting that German grenadiers can use these as the basis for the PaK 36(r) in some forces lists. I know that grenadiers out of Grey Wolf can use the 36(r) (and I have to good effect), though I don’t know about other lists.

    Historically the 36(r) was made from several different Soviet weapons, with the ZiS-3 being the last one. The Germans made some modifications to the weapon’s gun shield, which could probably be approximated with deft application of a hobby knife to this model.

    Thanks for the sneak peak. I love Plastic Soldier Company’s models and this kind of review makes me want to get a Soviet infantry company onto the table. Thanks!

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