Academy 1:35 - M2A2 Bradley Iraq 2003 - Plastic Model Kit #13205
The M2 Bradley is an American infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle family. It is used by US infantry units mainly for transportation and reconnaissance. Highly maneuverable and fast, it is able to protect the crew from small arms fire. Armed with the 25 mm M242 Chain Gun and TOW anti-tank missiles, the M2 Bradley is effective against major threats on battlefield. The vehicle is designed for a three-member crew (a commander, a gunner and a driver) and six soldiers carrying the necessary equipment.
The M2A2 version was issued in 1988. Featuring a better engine (600 hp or 447 kW) and a number of armour improvements, the M2A2 also had the ability to mount explosive reactive armour. The new armour also made the M2A2 amphibious. The turret of the vehicle acquired a semicircular shield which served as additional armour and provided more space for ammo storage.
The M2A2 and other M2 vehicles saw action during the the Gulf War in 1990 and Invasion of Iraq in 2003. In 2007 the production of the M2 Bradley was stopped and it was replaced by MRAPs which proved to be more durable in combat.
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- 387 total parts
- 369 yellow-sand styrene parts
- 16 sand vinyl parts
- 2 dark silver-grey vinyl parts
- Decal options
- M2A2 Bradley, US Army (1775-Now), Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003, Desert Tan
- M2A2 Bradley, US Army (1775-Now), Operation Iraqi Freedom, Bagdad 2003, Desert Tan
Academy 1:35 - Warrior MCV "Iraq 2003" - Plastic model kit #13201
The Warrior is a modern infantry combat vehicle of British origin also known as the MCV-80 according to its initial designation. Started in the late 1970s by GKN Sankey, its development was commissioned by the UK Army that sought a replacement for the older FV432 series. The vehicle is aimed to defend the crew from enemy gunfire and to ensure fire-power support during land operations. Its crew includes: driver, gunner, commander and seven soldiers in full gear.
The Warrior carried British troops to the battlefield during the Invasion of Iraq that started in 2003 and marked the beginning of the Iraq War. The Invasion lasted for 21 days and resulted in the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime. The campaign against the Iraqi government was conducted by the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland. Along with the War in Iraq, the Warrior vehicles were used during the Gulf War and the war in Afghanistan.
Meng Model 1:35 - Interior Set for M3A3 Bradley w/ Busk III - Plastic model kit #SPS-017
The M3 Bradley is an American cavalry fighting vehicle (CFV) of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle family. It is used by US heavy armoured cavalry units mainly in reconnaissance operations. Similar to the M2 series, the M3 is armed with the 25 mm M242 chain gun and the dual TOW anti-tank missile launcher. The 7.62 mm M240C machine gun is included as secondary armament. Compared to the M2, the M3 is able to carry more TOW missiles and ammunition, although its design lacks firing ports which are present on M2 vehicles.
The M3A3 is the latest model of the M3 series. It has been improved with more advanced information and communication equipment as well as the commander's independent thermal sights and thicker armour on the roof. Also, the M3A3 has been equipped with the Improved Bradley Acquisition System (IBAS) which allows automatic adjustment of the gun, automatic alignment of the optical sights with the gun barrel and gives the ability to track two targets simultaneously. The M3A3 and other M3 vehicles saw action during the Gulf War in 1990 and the Invasion of Iraq in 2003.
This kit reproduces the interior of the Meng Model M3A3 Bradley BUSK III CVF (SS-006). It includes parts for the driver's, passenger's and turret compartments as well as parts for the engine. The kit contains highly detailed decals and two soft-plastic seat belts. The decals replicate data screens and markings for TOW anti-tank missiles placed inside the vehicle. The instruction with a painting colour reference chart (for Vallejo paints) is also provided.
- 4 pale green styrene sprues
- 2 grey styrene sprues
- 2 flexible styrene belts
- 1 photo-etched brass sheet
- 1 decal sheet
- 1 instruction booklet
Includes decals for two variants of the M3A3 Bradley:
- 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, US Army, Fort Hood, 2014
- 4th Infantry Division, US Army, Fort Carson, 2013
Meng Model 1:35 - US Cougar 6 x 6 MRAP Vehicle - Plastic model kit #SS-005
The Cougar is a wheeled armoured personnel carrier able to withstand land mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). It also protects both the crew and engine compartment against various attacks (including small arms fire) and overheating in desert environments.
The Cougar was developed in 2004 due to the urgent demand of the US Marine Corps. Based on South African design of the 1970's, the new vehicle featured the latest advancements of the US military including breakthrough technology in mine-protection.
About four thousand of Cougars were issued under the US MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) programme. The carrier is remarkable for its high reliability and safety level resulting in low mortality rate among crew members after IED attacks. The Cougar was widely deployed during the Iraq War and still serves with the armies of the United States, Canada, Poland, Italy and other countries.
Length: 226mm Width: 79mm
- Perfectly reproduced interiors of the cab and troop compartment
- All doors can be built open or closed
- Roof gun mount is rotatable
- Precise Photo Etched parts and two details of paint schemes included
Meng Model 1:35 - US M2A3 Bradley with Busk III IFV (Full Interior) - Plastic model kit #SS-004
The M2A3 Bradley is an infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) that belongs to the Bradley Fighting Vehicle family. Derived from the M2 Bradely series, the M2A3 features a number of upgrades concerning both electronics and fire-suppression systems, armour, target detection, fire control and navigation. The vehicle is also equipped with the Bradley Urban Survivability Kit III (BUSK III) and the Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) system. The BUSK III protects the optics from scratches, provides insulation from electricity and includes additional armour. The FBCB2 allows tracking of friendly and enemy forces on the battlefield.
The M2A3 Bradley is intended to perform both reconnaissance and operations requiring a high degree of manoeuvrability and protect the crew from small arms fire. Its armament includes a 25 mm M242 Bushmaster chain gun, a 7.62 mm M240C machine gun and an anti-tank missile launcher.
Due to its upgraded equipment and high survivability rate, the M2A3 Bradley is considered the most advanced infantry fighting vehicle of the US Army. It was widely deployed by American troops during the Iraq War between 2003 and 2011.
Revell 1:35 - SPz Marder IA3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle - Plastic Model Kit #03261
The German Marder is an infantry fighting vehicle which has served as the main weapon of the Panzergrenadiere since the 1970s. The Marder 1A3 has been the most commonly used version of the vehicle in service with the Bundeswehr. It is equipped with the 20 mm Rheinmetall MK 20 Rh202 autocannon as its main armament, and a 7.62 mm MG3 machine gun is mounted to the left of the cannon. The vehicle normally carries six missiles and a MILAN missile launcher can be attached to its turret. Marder 1A1 and 1A2 also had two gun ports on each side of the vehicle for additional fire against infantry targets. The 1A3 version has an extra layer of armour and storage boxes on the outside, and therefore does not have the gun ports.
The Marder has proven to be a successful IFV, but the aging design is currently being replaced by the Puma. The replacement began in 2010 and is scheduled to be completed by 2020.
This kit includes 182 parts.