7.5 cm IG 37 Infantry Gun – 1/72
7.5cm IG 37 Infantry Gun, Kit #RE 72326
|Kit Maker||Attack Hobby Kits, Czech Republic|
|Packaging||Clear plastic box with carboard backing|
All resin model kit
The gun's 14 parts are cast in a light amber colored resin. There are also 11 rounds of 75-mm ammunition and 11 spent cartridges included. Molding quality is very good with fine and delicate detail. As seen in the scan, the parts are cast onto large pour-plugs though the parts do not look difficult to remove with a sharp razor. Three short rods have to be produced from plastic.
|Instruction Sheet||A simple exploded-view drawing and a drawing of the completed gun.|
|General Impression & Note||
I commend Attack from producing a fine model of a rare artillery gun. The kit shares many parts from Attack Kit #72302.
This weapon was an infantry gun to replace the German 7.5-cm IG 18, with a new gun mounted on the carriage and shield of the old 3.7-cm Pak 36 and captured Soviet 45-mm AT guns. Introduced in 1944, it would be painted panzer-yellow, and likely typical German camoufalge patterns. The ammunition was the same as that used by the IG 18.
Reference: German Artillery of World War Two (1997), by Ian V. Hogg