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Levin

What ground vehicles and crew for USAAF airfield in 1/72

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I have recently ordered the Academy B-29 in 1/72 and I want to put it onto a base with some figures und vehicles.

For the vehicles I intended to use this upcoming Airfix set (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/vehicles/military-vehicles/usaaf-8th-air-force-bomber-resupply-set-1-72.html) although, as i want to build either the Enola Gay or Bockscar, I can`t use the bomb truck, but are the other vehicles apropriate?

Also:

What figures could I use? I thought of the Airfix or Preiser kit.

Do you have other suggestions?

Thank you in advance

Levin

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Hello Levin,

The footage of Fat Man being taken to the bomb pit appears to show a Federal 94x43 tractor unit. I don't know if you can get a kit of that in 1/72 or 1/76. Alternatively, use the Autocar unit from the new Airfix USAAF set, it looks similar!

Bob

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I was quite surprised to learn that thee 'bomb' was lead into a shallow pit prior to loading in Enola Gay, it would certainly involve a difference set-up for displaying the aircraft before its fatal mission that August.

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Avoid the Hasegawa: apart from being primitive their bonnet is very different from the WW2 truck. You could perhaps cross-kit from the bowser,

but that original doesn't hold enough fuel for a B-29.

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Thanks for all your suggestions.

I`ll see what i will find and use.

So now I only miss the figures:

I thought of the airfix or preiser set;

any other ideas?

thanks for all the help already,

Levin

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