Sunday, May 29, 2016

#683 BRITAINS LTD. vs. DINKY TOYS –BATTALION ANTI-TANK GUN and 6 POUNDER ANTI TANK GUN (1973 and 1975)


These are two samples of British military die-cast from the early 70s. Both are very similar, not only the type of cannon (Anti-Tank), colour and year (both WW2), but also their mechanism is similar. Both toys could actually fire projectiles, but, after so many years, the missiles are missing. 





No. 625 by Dinky Toys is the 6 Pounder Anti Tank Gun from 1975. British made, this gun was premiered in the North African campaign, 1942. Later was adopted by the American army. THe Dinky model was made with great detail and realism, as you can see, the towing part is practicable, just like in the real cannons.



The cannon from Britains can be seen in this catalogue image, and the text written for it says:
BAT gun. No. 9720 Anti Tank gun can be mounted on Jeep or such small vehicle or just used as it looks sitting on the ground. Modern Military. 1973 till closing down. Modern Military Series.
BAT stands for Batallion Anti Tank and is also British made. This gun is slightly more modern, since it was designed and made in the early 50s. A very impressive weapon!





FACTS AND FIGURES:
  • Name: BATTALION ANTI-TANK GUN and 6 POUNDER ANTI TANK GUN
  • Scale: Approx. 1:24
  • Year: 1973 and 1975
  • Company: Britains Ltd. and Dinky Toys (Great Brtain)
  • Size: approx. 14 cm

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