Miniart 1:35 - T-54-2 Soviet Tank Mod. 1949 with Interior - Plastic Figure Model Kit #37004
The Soviet T-54 main battle tank was introduced after the Second World War with the first prototype built in 1945. Production started in 1948 with the T-54-1, and in 1949 the Soviet Union launched the modernised version of the tank, the T-54-2. It had a modified turret inspired by the heavy IS-3 tank, the tracks were expanded to 480mm which helped reduce ground pressure, and the thickness of frontal upper plate was decreased to 100mm. In 1949-1951 the Stalin Ural Tank Factory No. 183 had built over 1200 T-54-2's before the next modernisation phase took place.
The kit contains 1007 parts.
Box: 385mm x 240mm x 80mm
- Highly detailed model
- 1007 total parts
- 899 plastic parts
- 92 photo-etched parts
- 16 clear plastic parts
- Decal sheet for 6 variants
- Full colour instructions
- Highly detailed fighting compartment
- Highly detailed driver's compartment
- Interior of turret accurately represented
- V-54 engine included
- Cast steel surfaces accurately represented
- All hatches can be positioned open or closed
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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