The Merkava is the main battle tank of the Israel Defense Forces. It has four main variants - the Mark I, Mark II, Mark III and Mark IV. The MK IV is the most recent variant of Merkava which has been produced since 2004. It is slightly larger than the Merkava 3, and it can fire a wider variety of ammunition. It also has a much larger 12.7 mm machine gun for anti-vehicle operations. The Merkava IV was extensively used during the Gaza War (2008–09).
Item No: 82429
Item Name: IDF Merkava Mk IV
Item Type: Static kit
Model Dimension: Length 258.7mm, Width 106.28mm
Total Plastic Parts: 745 pcs
Total Sprues: 38 sprues, lower hull, upper hull, poly cap, barbette
Camouflage Scheme: Israeli Army
Photo Etched Parts: 2 pcs
Film Accessory: n/a
Release Date: 2010-11
- Multi-directional slide moulded upper hull
- Multi-directional slide moulded lower hull
- 216 individual track links
- Photo etched parts
- The photo-etched fret includes 96 parts
Academy 1:35 - German Pz. Kpfw. VI Tiger I (Early version, with interior) - Plastic model kit #13239 (Replaces ACA01348)
The Tiger I, a German heavy tank of World War II, was deployed from 1942 in Africa and Europe commonly in independent heavy tank battalions with the designation Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf. E often shortened to Tiger. The Tiger I gave the Wehrmacht its first armoured fighting vehicle that used the KwK 36 88-mm gun. In total 1,347 were built between August 1942 and August 1944. Production was over time phased out in favour of the Tiger II.
The Tiger I has been called an excellent design for its time, however it was over-engineered, using expensive materials and labour-intensive production methods. The Tiger was prone to some types of track failures and breakdowns, and had limited range given its high fuel consumption. It was expensive to run, but normally mechanically reliable. It was also difficult to transport, and vulnerable to immobilisation when mud, ice and snow froze between its overlapping and interleaved Schachtellaufwerk-pattern road wheels, often causing them to jam. This was a problem on the Eastern Front in the muddy rasputitsa (semi-annual mud seasons) and winter weather conditions.
The tank was named "Tiger" by Ferdinand Porsche, and the Roman numeral was added after the later Tiger II entered production. The early designation was Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausführung H (‘‘Panzer VI version H’’, abbreviated PzKpfw VI Ausf. H) where 'H' denoted Henschel as the designer/manufacturer. It was given ordnance inventory designation SdKfz 182. The tank was later redesignated as PzKpfw VI Ausf. E in March 1943, with ordnance inventory designation SdKfz 181.
Tigers had a crew of 5. They could travel up to 23mph on roads and were powered by the Maybach 21, 353cc V-12 engines that delivered 642hp.
The Schwimmwagen Type 166 was an amphibious four-wheel drive off-roader produced by Volkswagen and extensively used by German ground forces during WWII. The Type 166 was made smaller than its prototypes in order to improve the vehicle's efficiency, and had a wheel-base of only 200 cm. From 1941 to 1944, over 15,500 Type 166 Schwimmwagen cars were produced, which made the VW 166 the most mass-produced amphibious car in history.
The kit includes parts for the assembly of one vehicle with a driver. Certain accessories pictured are not included.
Miniart 1:35 - Pz.Kpfw III/IV Early Type Track Links - Plastic model kit #35235
These workable track links are suitable for the following tank models:
Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf.A
Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf.B
Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf.C
Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf.D
(Each track link contains 96-98 tracks)
Stug III Ausf.A
Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf.E
Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf.F
(Each track link contains 94 tracks)
Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf.A
Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf.B
Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf.C
Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf.D
Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf.E
(Each track link contains 101 tracks)
The kit contains 721 parts for the assembly of Pz.Kpfw III/IV track links.
Box: 260mm x 162mm x 35mm
Meng Model 1:35 - British Heavy Tank Mk.V Male - Plastic model kit #TS-020
The British heavy tank Mk.V Male, also known as the Mark V, was put into service in 1918, near the end of WWI. Based on the Mark IV, the Mk.V differed greatly from its predecessor, thanks to its Wilson gearbox the tank required only one man to set it in motion. The main distinctive feature of the exterior was the air cooling system installed on each side of the tank. In addition, the design was improved by a Ricardo engine and an extra mounted machine-gun.
The Mark V first saw action during the Australian offensive against the German units in Northern France, called the Battle of Hamel. The tank was also used by both the White Armed Forces in the Russian Civil War and the Red Army afterwards.
Until the end of WWI a total of 400 Mk.V tanks were built, both Males and Females. The Males carried two 57 mm guns and four machine guns, while lighter and smaller Females were armed with six machine guns only.
Dimensions: Length 243mm, Width 112mm
- The kit includes a riveted rhomboid hull
- All hatches can be built in either open or closed position
- Sponsons and cement-free tracks
- Engine and interior reproduced in detail