1/285 (6mm) Scale Modern Italian Palmaria Self-Propelled Artillery x4.
Highly detailed Tanks with accurate Track detail and moveable Turret.
Italian Palmaria Self-Propelled Artillery
- 4x Italian Palmaria Self-Propelled Artillery
Developed by OTO Melara
for the export market, the development of the Palmaria began in 1977, with the first prototype appearing in 1981.The Palmaria's chassis is based on the OF-40
main battle tank.
The primary armament is a 155 mm howitzer, with a secondary 7.62mm machine gun or 12.7 mm machine gun. The howitzer has an automatic loading system, providing a rate of fire of one round every 15 seconds or a burst-fire rate of three rounds every 25 seconds. The loader has 23 ready rounds, with seven more rounds stored in the hull. Including manual reloading of the charge, the overall firing rate is normally one round per minute for one hour. Intense firing is four rounds in one minute. Sustained fire is one round every three minutes for an indefinite period. A wide variety of munitions includes specially developed Simmel
ammunition with a range of 24.7 km and rocket-assisted projectiles with a range of 30 km.
The turret is hydraulic with manual backup, and has 360 degree rotation with elevation limits of -4 to +70 degrees. It has its own auxiliary power supply which conserves fuel for the main engine.
Some part cleanup will be necessary. The 3D printing process uses a waxy substance to support certain part features during the printing process. Although the parts are cleaned by Shapeways, some waxy residue may remain. It can be safely removed with water and a mild aqueous detergent like "Simple Green" using an old, soft toothbrush, Q-tips or pipe cleaners. During the printing process, liquid resin is cured by ultraviolet light. Microscopic bits of resin may remain uncured.
Let your parts sit in direct sunlight for a few hours to fully cure the resin.
Water-based acrylic paints meant for plastics is strongly recommended. Other paints, especially enamels, may not cure on Frosted Detail 3D-printed plastics.
Use dedicated model sprue cutters to remove parts to minimise the risk of damage to parts.
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