Lego QF 6 pounder

I am proud to present you the World War Two British Artillery QF 6 Pounder (Formally, Ordnance Quick Firing 6 Pounder)

“The Ordnance Quick-Firing 6-pounder 7 cwt, or just 6 pounder, was a British 57 mm gun, their primary anti-tank gun during the middle of World War II, as well as the main armament for a number of armoured fighting vehicles. It was first used in North Africa in April 1942, and quickly replaced the 2 pounderin the anti-tank role, allowing the 25 pounder to revert to its intended artillery role. The United States Army also adopted the 6 pdr as their primary anti-tank gun under the designation 57 mm Gun M1.”

The story of the creation of this MOC begins long ago. At Christmas, in my free time, I was doing several different vehicles designs of the World War II. Some came out, some not, but I generally did not want to recreate them. My main objective was to finish the M4A3 Lego Sherman.

Once the parts arrived and I had built the Sherman, I realised that with the leftover pieces and some of my other pieces it could be possible to recreate this model that I had already designed! What happy I was!

The Lego QF 6 Pounder consists of about 100 pieces, not counting the Willys Jeep that carries it, of course.

The soldiers are the minifigures of the rebels of Endor, the Lego Star Wars line. They are very useful to resemble allied soldiers of the 40s, and they are a lot cheaper than the custom minifigures that some shops sell … With one of the custom shops minifigures, I can buy six of these.

Logically the legs of the artillery can move from side to side. They can conect to the jeep to.

As final considerations I would like to acknowledge the work that Stijn Oom and Antonio Bellon do on FlickR. They are great inspirers. You can check his galleries here and here.

You may download the instructions (LDD file format .lxf) right here below. I hope you liked it!

Instructions here.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Eric at a LEGO a Day
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 14:42:16

    Awesome! Had no idea you were into military MOCs. Would love the ,lxf of that jeep….

    Reply

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Nortebrick 2013March 23rd, 2012
The big day is here.
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