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Meng Model 1:35 - D9R Armoured Bulldozer


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Meng Model 1:35 - D9R Armoured Bulldozer - Plastic model kit #SS-002

Designed and manufactured by Caterpillar Inc., the D9 bulldozer is equipped with a large blade and a rear ripper attachment, and weighs 49 tons. Due to its size and reliability, it has become one of the most popular track-type tractors in the world. The Caterpillar does not manufacture a military version of the D9, but the bulldozer has still been used in military operations, for instance during the Vietnam War the US Army used D9's to clear forests.

The Israeli Defense Forces acquired a number of these bulldozers and modified them for military combat engineering use. The Israeli Armoured bulldozer D9R is used by the IDF Combat Engineering Corps for combat engineering and counter-terrorism operations. Currently about 100 D9R armoured bulldozers are in service with Israel. In 2003 US Army and Marine Corps acquired a total of 14 D9R armored bulldozers from the IDF for deployment in Iraq.

Kit details:
- Accurately replicated workable dozer blade and ripper
- Detailed cab interior
- Door and window can be built in open or closed position
- Workable track links
- Dimensions: Length - 247mm, Width - 126mm

The following markings are provided:
- US Marine Corps, Iraq, 2004
- IDF Combat Engineers School Bahalat'z, August 2008
- IDF 603rd Combat Engineers Battalion, Second Lebanon War, July 2006 

Collections: All, Vehicles

Type: Tractors

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