Academy 1:35 - M12 155mm GMC - Plastic model kit #13268
The U.S. 155mm Gun Motor Carriage M12 was a WWII self-propelled gun used from 1942 until the end of the war. A hundred vehicles were produced in total and initially those GMCs were intended for training. As the war progressed, it was decided to modify the M12s to prepare them for combat operations. The M12s were then successfully employed on the Western Front including the Allied assault of the Siegfried Line.
The M12 used the chassis of the M3 Lee tank. The 155mm gun was derived from the French 155mm GPF field gun. Due to the limited storage space, the vehicle could only carry 10 projectiles and propellant charges. The armoured driver's compartment was shared with the commander, and the gun crew were located at the back of the vehicle in an open top area.
Due to its powerful 155mm cannon, the vehicle was nicknamed "Doorknocker" and "King Kong". After the end of the war the M12 was replaced by the M40 Gun Motor Carriage.
Academy 1:35 - M7 105mm SPG Priest - Plastic Figure Model Kit #13210
The M7 Priest, a 105 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage was an American self-propelled artillery vehicle used during World War II by US, British and French forces. It was named Priest by the British Army because of the pulpit-style machine gun ring, and following on in theme from the Bishop and the contemporary Deacon self-propelled guns.
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- 318 parts (316 in olive green coloured styrene, 2 in steel coloured vinyl)
- Photo-etched parts and 4 marking options included
- 2nd Armored Division, US Army, Sicily, July 1943
- Battery B, 14th AFAB, 2nd Armoured Division, US Army, Nomandy, July 1944
- 11th Regt, Royal Horse Artillery, 1st Armoured Division, El Alamein, 1942
- 31st Firing Battery, 64 RADB, 2nd Armoured Division, French Army, France, Sept 1944
Miniart 1:35 - Panzerschreck RPzB.54 & Ofenrohr RPzB.43 Set - Plastic Model Kit #35263
The Panzerschreck (tank's bane) was the common name for the Raketenpanzerbüchse (abbreviated to RPzB), an 88 mm calibre reusable anti-tank rocket launcher developed by Nazi Germany in World War II. Another popular nickname was Ofenrohr ("stove pipe").
The Panzerschreck was designed as a lightweight man portable anti-tank weapon and was largely a replica of the US military bazooka. The weapon was shoulder-launched and fired a fin-stabilized rocket with a shaped-charge warhead. It was made in smaller numbers than the Panzerfaust, which was a disposable recoilless gun firing an anti-tank warhead.
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This kit includes:
- Panzerschreck RPzB.54
- Ofenrohr RPzB.43
- Ammo boxes, backpacks and projectiles
- Photo-etched parts
Box: 260mm x 162mm x 35mm
Academy 1:35 - M551 Sheridan "Gulf War" - Plastic Model Kit #13208
The M551 "Sheridan" AR/AAV (Armoured Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle) was a light tank developed by the United States military. Designed to be parachuted in and swum across rivers. It was armed with the M81/M81 Modified/M81E1 152mm gun/launcher, which fired conventional ammunition and the MGM-51 Shillelagh guided anti-tank missile.
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- 470 total parts
- 457 yellow-sand styrene parts
- 12 steel coloured vinyl parts
- 1 nylon screen section
- Decal options