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Aurora M8 Munitions Carrier Box Only 1958

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    Posted 3 years ago

    fortapache
    (2721 items)

    Aurora was one of the early makers of military plastic kits. I think it was in the early 197s that companies like Tamiya took over. Anyway Aurora had a good run from the 1950s-70s. They were mostly known for their monster models but they did make several military kits. This one was 1:48 scale. Other companies like Revell were doing 1:32 but 1:35 ended up being the winner.
    As to this kit and the vehicle portrayed it was a munitions carrier which carried the ammunition for artillery. There was another set that came with a 203mm howitzer aka 8" wide shell that weighs 200 lbs. Artillery uses a lot of ammunition so a separate vehicle was needed to carry it. As this is a tracked vehicle would probably be used with self propelled artillery (as opposed to towed). As usual for Aurora the box artwork is quite nice considering it is not a tank bristling with guns.
    Last photo is some of my tank models to make up for not having this one. But the box was worth buying anyway as it is 50-60 years old.

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    Comments

    1. purvis purvis, 3 years ago
      Some times the box is worth more the the contents in side . My be you will put the both together .
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Wow, I really love everything on the shelves in pic #4!! Very nice collection!
    3. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much purvis. There is a built up one out there somewhere.

      Thank you very much Scott. There is a lot there.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Thomas for the cabinet position.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      Caperkid
      PhilDMorris
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      vetraio50
      purvis
      jscott0363
      TheGateKeeper
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    6. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 3 years ago
      I had several Aurora AFV models but not the M8. It seems like was one of the scarcer vehicles. I don't recall ever seeing it around here in stores or hobby shops. In fact this is the first time I've ever seen the box. I do remember it being listed on the assembly instructions ad that came with the kit. The model would look good with an Aurora 155 Long Tom in tow.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Toyrebel. Seems I may have scored a nice box. Yes the Long Tom would be perfect. I do have an HO scale version of both or a similar tractor at least.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      Toyrebel
      TassieDevil
      fattytail
      racer4four
    9. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you Vynil33rpm.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you artislove.

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