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Ammo Belts 20mm Hispano (648409) 1:48

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Ammo Belts 20mm Hispano (648409)

1:48 Eduard Brassin

 

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Hispano Suiza developed a 20mm cannon in the 1930s that saw extensive use during WWII in Allied service both in aircraft as well as light anti-aircraft weapons, with a belt-feeding mechanism developed by Martin-Baker to facilitate their use in the wings of aircraft instead of the inferior .303 machine guns previously fielded, replacing 4 .303s with two 20mm cannon in each wing.  As usual with Eduard's resin sets, they arrive in the familiar Brassin clamshell box, with the resin parts safely cocooned on dark grey foam inserts, and the instructions sandwiched between the two halves, doubling as the header card.

 

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All that's in the box is four lengths of 20mm belt, each one 70mm long and attached to a long casting block, which needs to be removed before it can be prepared for paint.  The instructions are basically a painting guide, showing a large drawing of a section of link and the colours that they should be painted.  Clearly, you'll be using metallic, as the parts of the belt were all unpainted metal, so ensure you have some copper, brass and dark iron in stock before you begin.

 

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