Trumpeter 1:35 - Puma 4×4 Wheeled AFV - Plastic model kit #05525
An Italian light-wheeled armoured fighting vehicle, the Puma is produced in two variants: the Puma 4x4 and the Puma 6x6. Started in 1988, the development resulted in five testbed vehicles issued in 1990.
Initially, the Puma was designed to support the Centauro tank destroyer used by the Italian Cavalry Regiments, however nowadays the vehicle serves with the Italian Infantry corps as well. The 4x4 variant is mainly used for reconnaissance. It has room for two soldiers, the gunner and the driver.
In 2013 Italy donated 20 4x4 Puma vehicles to the Libyan National Army for the struggle against terrorism.
Item No: 05525
Item Name: Italian PUMA 4×4 AFV
Item Type: Static Kit
Model Dimension: Length 145.4mm Width 79.6mm
Total Parts: 410+
Photo Etched Parts: 2 pieces
Film Parts: n/a
Resin Parts: n/a
Total Sprues: 8 sprues, upper hull, lower hull and tires
Release Date: 2012-08
- The kit consists of over 410 parts, 2 pieces of Photo Etched parts
- Refined details
- Rubber tires
- Multi-slide moulded upper hull
- Iveco-Fiat Puma 4x4, Esercito Italiano, United Nations contingent UNIFIL-8058, White
- Iveco-Fiat Puma 4x4, Esercito Italiano, E.I.-119832, Light Green, Wood Brown, Black
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.
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 - King Tiger Sd.Kfz.182 (Henschel Turret) - Plastic model kit #TS-031
The Tiger II was a German heavy tank of WW2. Its official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B, often shortened to Tiger B. It is also known under the informal name Königstiger ("Bengal Tiger"), often translated as King Tiger or Royal Tiger by Allied troops. The initial design of the Tiger II was developed in 1937 by the Henschel company. Another design was developed by Porsche in 1939, but it was declined due to higher production costs.
Based on the Tiger I, the Tiger II combined the thick armour of its predecessor and the sloped armour of the Panther medium tank. The tank weighed almost seventy tonnes, it was protected by 100 - 180mm of armour at the front, and was armed with the long barrelled Kampfwagenkanone 8.8cm 43 L/71 gun which proved to be efficient against all Allied tanks.
The Tiger II first saw combat during the Battle of Normandy in 1944. Fortunately for the Allies, German plants were severely disrupted by Allied bombing, so a relatively small number of Tiger II's were built. Mass production ran from 1944 to the end of the war and only 492 units were produced during that period.
The kit includes parts for the King Tiger Sd.Kfz.182 heavy tank with two different gun mantlets.
The Leichter Panzerspähwagen was a light four-wheel drive armoured car produced by Nazi Germany between 1935 and 1944. It had the standard sPkw I Horch 801 chassis and a 67 kW (90 hp) Horch 3.5 petrol engine, which gives it a road speed of 80 km/h and a cross-country speed of 40 km/h. The car had a maximum range of 300 km. Its armament consisted of one 2 cm KwK 30 L/55 main cannon and one MG 34 secondary machine gun.
The Leichter Panzerspähwagen was used by the reconnaissance battalions of the Panzer divisions. It performed well enough in countries with good road networks, like Western Europe, but on the Eastern Front and in North Africa it was hampered by its relatively poor off-road performance and was gradually replaced in the reconnaissance role by the Sdkfz 250 half-track.
Item No: 82442
Item Name: Sd.Kfz.222 Leichter Panzerspahwagen 2cm
Item Type: Static kit
Model Dimension: Length 131.55mm Width 60.5mm
Total Plastic Parts: 297 pcs
Total Sprues: 5 sprues, upper hull, lower hull and 4 tires
Camouflage Scheme: Deutsches Afrika Korps (DAK)
Photo Etched Parts: 3 pcs
Release Date: 2009-11
- Fully detailed Interior
- Multi-directional slide moulded upper hull
- Two-directional slide moulded lower hull
- Photo-etched parts included