U.S. M1 75mm Pack Howitzer
The Battleground M1 75mm Pack Howitzer available in both 1:16 and 1:18 scale replicates many features of the original. The wheels roll and the gun has roughly 90 degrees of elevation. The frame is hollow and includes the inner recoil spring. This level of detail is where a 3D printed model really shines over the classic injection molding approach. It was also designed to be towed by existing scale jeeps from Ultimate Soldier line from 21st Century Toys, Danbury Mint, as well as UT, Gate and the new amazing detailed jeep from Autoart.
The Pack comes in five pieces including two wheels, the main gun, and the front and rear halves of the chassis. A plastic axle is included but some may want to replace it with a small gauge steel rod from your favorite hobby store for additional durability.
The U.S. M1 75mm Pack Howitzer was a highly portable artillery piece used in throughout World War 2 and in numerous conflicts to follow by U.S. forces and their allies. Referred to as a "pack" howitzer, this designation meant that it could be disassembled into six individual pieces each of which was capable of being transported by a pack mule. Due to it's light weight and hollow frame construction, it was favored by highly mobile units like the U.S. airborne and the British Red Devils. It could be carried in a glider as well as dropped by parachute from an airplane. They were also commonly towed by jeeps.