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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:45 am 
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This might be covering old ground, but does anyone have any drawings of a bazooka that can be used to construct a replica? I am not sure what model though.
A friend of mine wants to build one for use in displays.

Alternatly, can you buy deacts.

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You can buy late war pattern Bazookas (M20 Rocket Launcher) from JP Deacs for £195 alternatively replica early patterns used to be available from SOF and PropWeapons.

Is it really worth building a prop when a real one is so cheap?

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I agree with Tony, there's a lot out there, best to get em while prices are low.....

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M20 bazookas are only any use if your playing in Korea or vietnam, not for ww2.
Also this question is listed under British weopons, so its either in the wrong place, or you need a P.I.A.T.

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Is it really worth building a prop when a real one is so cheap?


Thanks for the info. (sorry posted in the wrong place)Its a question of getting a deact back here to New Zealand. Can you imagine what customs would say when that came in the mail?

So the repro option is probably the best. But in saying that, if a deact can be sawn in half then shipped, it would make things easier.

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Steve, the M20 is two piece in any case. And alluminium, so dead light. JP Deacts are licenced shippers, so that would save you the worry.

www.jpdeacts.com

I've dealt with them and they are helpful. The M20 came into use at the end of WWII, so as gliderinf intimates, would be no use for the majority of WWII scenarios, unless of course you are portraying ANZACs in the Far East, say, the retaking of the Phillipines and Japanese Islands.

This weapon was used by all Allied forces - not just US!

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Hi Steve i had the chance to take measurements of and original M1 Bazooka at the National Army Museum in Chelsea London. This M1 Bazooka was given to a museum in Devon by the US Army I was told, during the war and it ended up at Chelsea. An excellent piece, all complete This model with two grips has the back end modified so the original fire box is removed, replaced with M1A1 parts. common field mod during the war. The museum was that good i went back twice to recheck measurements.


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