The M706 Commando was an American armoured car capable of travelling across water. It was designed to transport a crew, first-aid equipment, fire extinguishers and mortar shells. It also served as an anti-tank vehicle.
Featuring the Chrysler V8 engine, four-wheel drive and five-speed manual transmission, the car could move at a maximum speed of 100 km/h on land and 5 km/h across water. The Commando was widely used during the Vietnam War, at that time nicknamed the Duck, or the V. It also performed on the battlefield in Iraq during the Persian Gulf War.
Item No: 82418
Item Name: M706 Commando Armoured Car in Vietnam
Item Type: Static kit
Model Dimension: Length 164.2mm, Width 68.5mm, Height 79.5mm
Total Plastic Parts: 275 pcs
Total Sprues: 7 sprues, lower hull, upper hull, 4 rubber tires
Camouflage Scheme: US Army's Military Police Corps in Vietnam
Metal Parts: Metal chain
Photo Etched Parts: 1 piece
Release Date: 2008-07
- The kit consists of 275 parts
- Photo etched parts included
- Rubber tires
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 - US Tank Crew Vietnam - Plastic Figure Model Kit #35005
This kit represents four US tankmen and one Vietnamese civilian. Includes optional heads and accessories.
Academy 1:35 - M60A2 US Army - Plastic model kit #13296
The M60A2 was an updated version of the M60 Patton main battle tank developed by the USA in the Cold War era. Redesigned many times during its term of service, the M60 series was popular with the US Army and among US Cold War allies.
Appearing during the 'Space Age', the M60A2 got the nickname 'Starship'. The tank was equipped with a 152 mm gun which could fire both artillery shells and the Shillelagh antitank missiles. It also had a machine-gun cupola giving it a good view on the battlefield.
Nevertheless, the M60A2 showed poor results in combat and was quickly replaced by its later modifications.
This set contains three colours for recreating the camouflage of vehicles used by the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. The Olive Drab is common for many U.S. Army vehicles. The special Forest Green is used by the Marine Corps. The Light Green colour is intended for painting the interior of the M113 Armored Personnel Carrier.
These acrylics can be applied with a brush or an airbrush. They are water soluble and therefore do not have strong odours, as with more aggressive solvent-based paints. A special AK Interactive formula prevents airbrush clogging.
-AK4011 US Army Olive Drab
-AK4012 APC Interior Light Green
-AK4013 USMC Forest Green