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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...