second set of artillery figures for the Long Tom gives you the gunner,
perched on the rail and peering through the gun sight. A second
figure holds the bagged gunpowder charge. This charge was made up
of several individual bags of powder tied together, and by reducing
the number bags the distance the shell traveled would be commensurately
shortened. The third figure with his hand to his ear is positioned
to pull the lanyard that will fire the loaded piece. The fourth
soldier holds a pair of binoculars, checking to see if the rounds
are landing where they should.
Hobby Fan's companion set, this group has a mix of early and late
war uniforms, and there is not much in the way of additional gear.
Two propellant charges are included.
sculpting and casting is up to Hobby Fan's high standards, though
the figures share a physical sameness in stature. They are ripe
for deployment in other settings, manning a 155mm (with the charge
bags) or 105mm (without the charge bags, just holding a round of
one-piece ammo). They also could work in a Priest or adapted to
a tank destroyer.