NEW RELEASE: M102 105mm Light Field Howitzer

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The M102 105mm howitzer was developed as a repalcement for the World War II vintage M101 as the US Army’s main fire support artillery piece. The M102 was first used by combat troops during the Vietnam War, where it’s lightweight aluminum chassis and its rapid rotation swivel base proved it a worthy upgrade to its venerable forebearer. The lightweight of the new weapon meant it could be more easily handled by troops, but more importnaly it could be airlifted to remote fire support bases by helicopter or parachute dropped with airborne units. During the Veitnam War, the M102 was commonly transported by a CH-47 Chinook helicopter or towed behind a M35 6×6 Truck and in more recent times by the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter and HMMWV (“Humvee”) utility vehicle.

M102 Howitzer

Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:

  • Gun is fully poseable with full elevation and 360° traverse
  • Can be towed behind any vehicle with a hook type hitch
  • 1/35 scale matches other Brickmania models
  • The over-all color scheme of this model is dark gray
  • Includes 115 LEGOelements.

This Brickmania model kit is made from genuine unused LEGO bricks and is shipped disassembled. Also included are full-color printed building instructions and is packaged in a sealed box. All Brickmania building kits are limited production and may be discontinued at any time.

M102 Towing Suggestion

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M102 being towed behind a Brickmania M1025 HMMWV Kit (modifications are necessary)

1009_HowitzerHumvee01bLInset image shows necessary mod hitch for the M1025. Note this uses BrickArms U-Clips to attach hitch to the M1025.

 

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