Oxford Rail’s ‘Boche Buster’ rail gun for OO gauge

The British rail mounted Howitzer guns were a popular addition to the Oxford Rail collection in 2019. In our original review from Hornby Magazine, MIKE WILD takes a closer look at what this model has to offer.

The first of these British rail-mounted guns were built in 1920 and equipped with an 18in Howitzer gun during the First World War, though this had a short range and we understand wasn’t fired in service. After the war there was no use for the short-range guns and the two railway chassis for the Howitzer guns were placed into storage until the Second World War. In the 1940s the chassis were brought back into service and named Boche Buster and HMS Gladiator – the latter is modelled by our review sample.

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