AFV Club
8.8cm L/56 Ammunition
AFV Club 1:35 Kit No. AF 35087
First Look Review by Terry Ashley

This set of turned brass and aluminium 8.8cm L/56 ammo is for the German Flak 18 and Tiger I with the set consisting of twenty one finely machined parts. The quality of the machining is excellent without any surface blemishes resulting in a nice smooth finish with the cartridge cases hollowed out by about 3mm for a good appearance.

There are three types of rounds included which are all separate from the cartridge cases to make painting easy and allowing the cases to be used as spent rounds in dioramas if desired. Three of the cartridge cases are in aluminium with the remainder in brass to represent the two types of cartridge used during the war and they all included the base firing cap detail.

The three shell types included are APCBC, HE-FRAG and HEAT and feature excellent details such as drive bands and shell contours with the fit of the shell to the cartridge case being very snug and many fit together without the need for glue while some will require a dab of cyanoacrylate to hold in place.

Another simple yet nicely detailed ammo set with a good variety of ammo types and cartridge cases to add additional details to the appropriate kits.

Highly recommended

Note: all shells are separate from the cartridge cases,
three fitted together to show assembled rounds

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