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Sexton II 25pdr SP Tracked
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 05:03 PM UTC
Dragon Models has release a late variant of the Sexton II SP 25pdr, and here Kevin Brant looks in the box.

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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 02:26 AM UTC
Hi, Kevin:

Really appreciate your detailed reviews. In regard to this new Sexton II, you mention the barrel is out of scale. Is it too big or too small? Also, do you know if this version of the Sexton would have been used in Normandy? If not, any idea on how challenging backdating it would be?

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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 03:02 AM UTC

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Hi, Kevin:

Really appreciate your detailed reviews. In regard to this new Sexton II, you mention the barrel is out of scale. Is it too big or too small? Also, do you know if this version of the Sexton would have been used in Normandy? If not, any idea on how challenging backdating it would be?

Cheers!

Chris
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The barrel is a tad too short, I believe it is out by about 2mm in scale. As for Normandy, the Sextons were not used in the initial invasion, for example Canada used M7 Priests. As for back dating to the fall of 1944, the first kit from Dragon is closer.

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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 05:15 AM UTC
Good to know regarding the barrel, thanks. Yes, that's true about the Priests v Sextons, but what I don't know is if any of this variant with the single transmission cover were used in July 44 when the change took place. Considering the Sexton was first employed in the Italian campaign I am inclined to think/hope this one did see service in Normandy