M24 Chaffee - Italeri - Nr. 6502 - 1:35 The Chaffee was the last American light tank of WW2. The vehicle was intended as a replacement for the M5 Stuart. The design departed quite a lot from those of earlier light tanks. Twin Cadillac engines and Hydramatic transmission enabled the vehicle to achieve high speeds, while torsion-bar suspension granted it good cross-country capabilities. A new lightweight 75mm gun packed decent firepower into the tank’s turret which,
Magach 6/7 is a series of Israeli tanks, based on the American M60 Patton Tanks. From the 1970s, the M60s were upgraded in a number of areas including the addition of an Israeli-developed thermal sleeve for the 105 mm gun, the addition of Israeli-developed explosive reactive armour, installation of a new Urdan commander’s cupola (also adopted by the US Army for its M48A5 tanks), two roof-mounted 7.62 mm machine guns and the Israel Military Industries
Academy releases updated 1/35 M4A3 (76)W “Battle of the Bulge” U.S. Main Battle tank (13500). Newly tooled parts include engine deck, late version VVSS (Vertical Volute Spring Suspension) and accessories. Produced with Academy’s typical attention to detail, the kit features accurately reproduced 76mm main gun and 12.7mm machine gun; T48 track with Duckbill extenders, photo etched parts and a choice of six markings. Other features include rotatable turret, adjustable main gun elevation, hatches can be assembled
Miniart 35200 - U.S. Soldiers at Rest is a five-figure, injection-moulded set in 1/35th scale. This set, which is molded in light-grey styrene on two small sprues that include 6 parts, containing 79 parts. The subject of the set show a set of soldiers playing cards, one reading a newspaper or magazine, one laying on his back smoking and another one sleeping. This set can be built to recreate a stand alone scene or to improve
Tamiya new release for the Tank enthusiast is the U.S. Self-Propelled 155mm M40 (kit 35351). It is a never before seen subject in the Tamiya line-up of 1/35 scale models. The kit uses all new tooling with the exception of the suspension parts as they are from the M4A3E8 Sherman "Easy Eight" model kit. The M40 was a significant step in U.S. Army artillery mechanization, pairing the M1 155mm gun with the proven M4 Sherman chassis.
Dragon Models Unveil another of his famous Jagdpanzer IV this time the A-o version based on the previous kit #6369 with new parts. Also this new kit replace the previous version from 2005 on the Imperial Series Jagdpanzer IV A-0. The History* Germany based its Jagdpanzer IV tank destroyer on the chassis of the ubiquitous and reliable Panzer IV tank. The vehicle mounted a lethal 75mm main gun in a fixed superstructure or casemate. The low-profile vehicle
Mini-art its announcing a new version of his successful line of TYPE 170V saloon Mercedes-Benz series, the German military version of the Personenwagen. This vehicle was highly used as a staff car, even by the allies during and after the war. The kit include a German figure, new decals and a new sprue including the extra parts for the military version. They are many version of this car, and Mini-art include many paint options to choose!
AFV CLUB new addition to the line of Egg type kits (Nr. WQT002) , the Soviet Heavy Tank KV-II! This kit doesn't need glue and is built from the box in a couple of hours or less. This kit is a snap-tite like the line of Revell, and is intended to introduce the youngster to the hobby world with deformed egg like kits. For me looks like a fun and relaxing kit to try.
The latest title from the Nuts & Bolts team is part two of the Pz.Spähwagen series. Although I have other great reference works such as the Panzer Tracts for scale plans and production information, this is still a worthy addition to the library. Since the title’s target group includes modelers, I will state that AFV Club recently released kits of the Sd.Kfz. 233 & 263 in 1/35th scale. As printed, the book has 208 pages not
During the 2003 Invasion of Iraq, the U.S. deployed its latest M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks and these continued to be used in Iraq during the subsequent occupation period. Due to the threats posed by RPGs and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the urban environments, the tanks were upgraded with more protection in the form of Tank Urban Survival Kits (TUSK I) in 2004. The upgrade included features such as reactive armor on the hull sides,
We do not know if our fellow model builders out there have noticed. Many of our after market resin, photo etch and other media items either for our aircraft, automobile and other military subjects come from the other side of the pond. Places like the Czech Republic, Poland and Belgium are consistently making our modeling experience even better. At the same time, they as after market developer are getting to know our needs and work