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Academy RQ-7B UAV

Academy has released a kit of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) with two ground crewmen and a display base. This was quite unexpected and would do great if released with the launcher in one of their HMMV kits. Other companies have produced drones in 1/35th scale but this is Academy's first.   Some background history The US Army uses several UAVs for various duties. Among them are the Shadow family developed by AAI of Hunt Valley, Maryland, USA. The smallest Shadow is

New Trumpeter T-62 ERA

Soviet T-64B MOD 1975 The T-64 was conceived in Kharkov as the next generation main battle tank by Alexander A. Morozov designer of the well known Russian T-54. A revolutionary feature of the T-64 is the incorporation of an automatic loader for its 125-mm gun, allowing a crew member's position to be omitted, and helping to keep the size and weight of the tank down. The T-64B of 1976 would be able to fire a guided antitank

AFV Club 1/35 Centurion Mk. 5 Tank

The Centurion Tank, introduced in 1945, was the primary British main battle tank of the post-World War II period. It was a successful tank design, with upgrades, for many decades. The chassis was also adapted for several other roles. Development of the tank began in 1943 and manufacture of the Centurion began in January 1945, six prototypes arriving in Belgium less than a month after the war in Europe ended in May 1945. It first

Tamiya Merkava Israeli Main Battle Tank

In 1948, one of the many problems facing the new Jewish state of Israel was a total absence of armoured fighting vehicles, and the restrictions applied to nations who had tanks, but were refused the ability to sell them outside of their own countries, made the situation for Israel almost hopeless in obtaining any. They managed to get some derelict Sherman tanks that were going to be scrapped and a few armoured cars, but the

New Dragon 1/35 T28 Super Heavy Tank

Here is an interesting subject that will soon be hitting the shelves in our local hobby shops. Presenting the New T-28 Super Heavy Tank from Dragon Models. Press Release:   This must surely be one of the most astonishing kits from Dragon this year! The excitement begins well before modelers open their box lids to reveal Dragon's first ever T28 Super Heavy Tank! And when they do view the contents, their jaws are sure to drop! The

Cyber Hobby 1/35 German V-2 Rocket

The Vergeltungswaffe 2 (“Retaliation Weapon 2”, or V-2) was one of Germany’s wonder weapons, and it was certainly revolutionary at the time. It holds the distinction of being the world’s first long-range ballistic missile, and rockets were used widely against London and later Antwerp. Indeed, more than 3,000 V-2s were launched from September 1944 onwards, resulting in the deaths of some 7,250 people. The V-2 was also known technically as the A4, and it was

M1070 Truck Tractor & M1000 HET Semi-trailer

In 1993 the U.S. Army started fielding the M1070 Truck Tractor and the M1000 Heavy Equipment Transporter Semi-trailer. The tractor is produced by Oshkosh Truck, and the trailer is manufactured by Systems & Electronics, Inc. in St. Louis. The HETS transports payloads up to 70 tons – primarily Abrams tanks, but is also used for other large military equipment such as forklifts and various tracked vehicles. It is capable of operating on highways (with permits),

Revell M-48 A-2 Patton Tank

The M48A2 Patton tank was named for General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. It is a heavily armored, full-tracklaying combat vehicle with a 90 mm gun, a .30 cal. machine gun in combination mount and a .50 cal. machine gun in the commander's cupola. Opening and closing hatches, movable turret, cannon, machine gun and tank treads. Two crew members and six military figures. Decals with optional markings. Molded in olive

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