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NEW Academy 1/700 USS Enterprise CV-6 Modeler’s Edition 14224

USS Enterprise (CV-6), was the seventh U.S. Navy vessel to bear the name. Colloquially called "the Big E", she was the sixth aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. A Yorktown-class carrier, she was launched in 1936 and was one of only three American carriers commissioned before World War II to survive the war (the others being Saratoga and Ranger). She participated in more major actions of the war against Japan than any other United

Academy Releases New 1/700 Missouri BB-63-Modeler’s Edition

Academy Releases New 1/700 Missouri BB-63-Modeler’s Edition Edison, New Jersey- Academy has announced the introduction of a new kit, (14223) 1/700 USS Missouri BB-63-Modeler’s Edition. This Iowa-class battleship will long be remembered as the site of Japan’s surrender to end WWII. “Mighty Mo” was considered the most powerful battleship of its time. Loaded with details, Academy has captured it in all its glory. It can be assembled either as a waterline model or with full hull. It

Academy 1/35 Magach 7c ”Gimmel”

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 Mig-21 MF Soviet AF & Export

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-21; NATO reporting name: Fishbed) is a supersonic jet fighter aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. It was popularly nicknamed "Balalaika", from the aircraft's planform-view resemblance to the Russian stringed musical instrument or ołówek (English: pencil) by Polish pilots due to the shape of its fuselage. Early versions are considered second-generation jet fighters, while later versions are considered to be third-generation jet fighters.[citation needed]

1/35 Academy M4A3 with Newly Tooled Parts

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

Academy 1/35 M1A2 Abrams SEP TUSK II/V2

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,

New Academy 1/72 F-4J ”Jolly Rogers” UPDATE 2/18/16

Back in June 2015 we announced and posted pictures of the beautiful Academy F-4J 'Showtime 100'. Now the kit is back sporting the VF-84 Jolly Rogers markings printed by none other than Cartograf. Below is the Press Release sent in by Model Rectifier. Product New from Model Rectifier. New from Academy 1/72 F-4J “Jolly Rogers” Edison, NJ- Academy releases (12529) 1/72 USN F-4J “VF-84 Jolly Rogers.” This F-4J is a supersonic jet interceptor belonging to the Jolly Rogers F-84 Fighter

New Academy USN F-4J ”Showtime 100”

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor fighter/fighter-bomber originally developed for the U.S. Navy by McDonnell Aircraft. It first entered service in 1960 with the U.S. Navy. During the Vietnam conflict Lieutenant Randy "Duke" Cunningham and Lieutenant William P. Driscoll flying an F-4J, call sign "Showtime 100," shot down three MiG-17s and went on to become the first American flying aces of the war. This Forces of

New T-34/85 Russian Tank from Academy

The T-34 was a Soviet medium tank which had a profound and lasting effect on the field of tank design. Although its armour and armament were surpassed later in the war, it has been often credited as the most effective, efficient, and influential tank design of World War II. At its introduction, the T-34 possessed an unprecedented combination of firepower, mobility, protection, and ruggedness. Its 76.2 mm (3 in) high-velocity tank gun provided a substantial

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

Academy 1/35 M18 Hellcat US Army

The 76 mm Gun Motor Carriage (GMC) M18 was an American tank destroyer of World War II. The manufacturer, Buick, gave it the nickname "Hellcat" and it was the fastest tracked armored fighting vehicle during the war with a top speed up to 60 mph.Hellcat crews took advantage of the vehicle's speed to protect against hits to its thin armor. Many German Panther and Tiger tanks were destroyed because they could not turn their turrets fast enough

Academy 1/35 RQ-7B UAV

The recent development and fielding of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) has delivered even more capabilities to our Marines. One such aircraft, the RQ-7B Shadow, is deployed in squadrons as an asset of the Marine Expeditionary Force or Marine Expeditionary Brigade. Designed to provide reconnaissance, relay communications and assist in target acquisition, the RQ-7B Shadow keeps an eye above the battlefield for extended periods of time, constantly relaying information between Marine air and ground controls. The