2pdr Ammunition Set
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A 1/35th scale resin 2pdr Ammunition set comprising 21 complete 2pdr rounds, (7 each of 3 types) and 12x empty cases, research and master patterns by Phil Hendry.
Suitable for Daimler and AEC Armoured cars, and A9 A10 Churchill Covenanter Crusader Matilda Tetrarch Valentine Tanks.