Academy 1:35 - Sikorsky AH-60L DAP Black Hawk (Replaces ACA02217) - Plastic Figure Model Kit #12115
The UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-blade multi-purpose helicopter produced by the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, an American aircraft manufacturer. At a 1976 flight demonstration the Black Hawk won over the Boeing Vertol YUH-61 and in 1979 it became a substitute for the Bell UH-1 Iroquois (the 'Huey').
The helicopter can be transported disassembled in a C-130 Hercules aircraft. Its internal lifting capacity is up to 1.2 tonnes. Black Hawks were used in combat during military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other Middle Eastern countries.
Academy 1:35 - M113A1 APC Vietnam version (ACA01389) - Plastic Model Kit #13266
The M113 is an American armoured personnel carrier (APC) that was introduced in the 1960's and first saw action with the US Army during the Vietnam War. The carrier featured aluminium armour that significantly reduced its weight, improved its amphibious performance, and also was able to stop small arms fire. The most extensively deployed armoured carrier of the US Army in Vietnam, the M113 was nicknamed "Green Dragon" by Viet Cong as it was able to move through thick undergrowth and jungle in order to attack enemy positions.
The M113 had many modifications adapted for the use in various countries. Over 80,000 M113s of all types have been used around the world, as such the vehicle is considered the most widespread armoured carrier ever produced. In the US Army the M113 has already been phased out, but a number of units still serve as utility vehicles.
The M113A1 model was issued in 1964. Unlike the original version equipped with a gasoline engine, the M113A1 was powered by a 215 hp diesel engine. The suffix A1 became the designation of diesel-engined vehicles of the series.
- Various types of cupolas and added arms included
- Fully detailed interior of crew and engine copartments
- Includes 5 figures and various accessories
- Choice of one-piece flexible or individual tracks
Academy 1:35 - M1151 Enhanced Armament Carrier - Plastic Model Kit #13415
The M1151 Enhanced Armament Carrier is an enhanced version of the Humvee military light truck. Its development was commissioned by the US Central Command and aimed to replace the Humvee vehicle deployed by the US Armed Forces.
Featuring a heavier chassis and a more powerful diesel engine, the M1151 has applique armour ensuring additional protection of the vehicle. The chassis from the Humvee Expanded Capacity Vehicle allows to carry more passengers and equipment (up to about 1.5 tonnes). The M1151 can be mounted with the Mk 19 grenade launcher, and a number of machine guns including the M2, M60, M240 and M249 models.
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- 377 total parts
- 335 tan styrene parts
- 16 clear parts
- 10 black styrene parts
- 8 Photo-etched parts
- 8 vinyl keepers
- Decals options
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 - M36/M36B2 US Army "Battle of the Bulge" - Plastic Figure Model Kit #13501
The American tank destroyer M36 was designed in 1943 when the US Army needed a powerful vehicle to combat German Panther and Tiger tanks. This new tank was nicknamed "Jackson" in reference to the Confederate General of the Civil War, Stonewall Jackson. The M36's turret mounted the 90 mm gun M3 allowing the tank to nail down any known German tanks at 1000 to 2500m range depending on the armour thickness. However, due to its open-top turret the tank was vulnerable to shell fragments and snipers. Field modifications, particularly additional roof iron plating, were hastily performed by the crews. Later on folding panels were developed for protection against shell fragments, these were adopted by the M36B2.
- Can be built as M36 or M36B2
- 90mm main gun
- .50 caliber machine gun
- Over 600 plastic parts
- Photo-etched parts included
- Detailed driver's station
- Detailed hull interior with crew and ammo stowage
- Detailed turret interior including stowage and gun breech
The following markings are provided:
- M36, US Army 82nd Airborne Div, Belgium, 1944
- M36, US Army 703rd TD, Belgium, 1944
- M36, US Army 2nd Cavalry, Germany 1945
- M36B2, ROK Army, 53rd Tank Company, 1953
- M36B2, France Régiment Blindé Colonial d'Extrême-Orient, Tonkin, 1951
- M36B2, France Régiment Blindé Colonial d'Extrême-Orient, Tonkin, 1953
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