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1:35 WWII Ger.SdKfz.171 Panther A (2)

SKU: 300035065

Article number: 300035065
Product: 1/35 WWII Dt. SdKfz.171 Panther A (2)

In the beginning of 1942, in order to fight against the T-34, the German military ordered a new tank from Dymler-Benz and M.A.N. companies with the following specifications:

Weight- 35 tons; speed- 60 km/h; armament 75mm long gun and armour, 60mm thick in front hull, 35mm thick in the rear and 100 mm at the front of the gun turret.

Lastly, it was specified that the tank be equipped with a Maiback HL210, water-cooled, V-type 12 cylinder engine. In May of the same year, M.A.N.'s model was chosen without waiting for completion of a prototype tank. However, there were 2 important modifications. First, in order to meet the military's demand, considerably more than the original 35 ton weight was needed. Second, the military ordered a change in the thickness of the frontal armour from 60mm to 80mm.

Because of these changes, the engine type had to be chanded from HL210 to HL230. Then, in order to accommodate this engine, a much better gear was needed, but mass production began without this last change, which resulted in frequent gear malfunctions and related trouble. This became the Panther's greatest defect. In the same year, Dymler-Benz and Henschel were ordered to produce the Panther. Therefore, production was greatly increased and a total of 6283 Panther Tanks were produced, second only to P2KW-4 in number.

The first mass produced Panther type D was not equipped with a machine gun but after the experience of close battle. A 7.92mm MG 34 was added to the Panther's right front hull armament beginning with its type A. The special feature of the Panther was the left and right driving mechanism. This created an interchangeability of movements, using the torsion bar system. By 1944, the Panther was further improved from Type A to Type G with a change in its side shape.

The Panther continued its activities against the Allied Forces th

Ger. Panther Med. Tank

1:35 WWII PzKpfw. II Ausf.F/G (5) SK.121

SKU: 300035009

Article number: 300035009
Product: 1/35 WWII PzKpfw. II Ausf.F/G (5) SK.121

In the morning of September 1, 1939, the German forces consisting of the 3rd, 4th, 8th, 10th and the 14th Armies invaded Poland all heading for Warsaw, its capital. This was the beginning of the 2nd World War that had shaken the whole world for six years and the Germans made a good show of their war efforts at the start with this violent surprise offensive by massed air forces and mechanized ground forces in close co-ordination, the so-called "Blitzkrieg". It was none other than the Pzkpfw 11 that had played the key role in this Blitzkrieg which started with the invasion of Poland to be followed by break-through of the Maginot-line 7 months later and ended with the surrender of France.

In anticipation of the delay in production of the two main strength tanks of the Pzkpfw III and the Pzkpfw IV then under development, the Ordnance Department decided in 1934 to develop a new tank instead to fill the gap. It gave specifications of the proposed new tank to the following three companies - the Mann, the Krupp and the Henschel. The specifications envisioned a tank weighing less than 10 tons and armed with 2 cm and 7.92 mm machine guns, one each. Among the designs of the rivaling three companies presented, the one by the Mann was selected and the Mann in cooperation with the Daimler-Benz developed a first tank of the a1 type in 1935. When 25 tanks of the same type were produced, the tank was officially named, "Panzer Kampfwagen II".

After the first 25, another 25 tanks of the a2 type and 50 of the a3 type were produced in succession by 1936. Tanks of these 3 types thus produced were equipped each with a 6-cylinder, 130HP, May-Bach HL37 engine and credited with a maximum speed of 40km/h. However, it was decried that the horse-power was not enough and the engine was replaced with a May-Bach HL-62 one of 140 HP. The frontal armour, too, was reinforced and a new tank

1/48 JGSDF Type 16 MCV

SKU: 300032596

Article number: 300032596 Product: 1:48 JGSDF MCV Type 16 (8x8) (1)

This scale model assembly kit recreates the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Type 16, which reached units beginning in 2017. An 8-wheel vehicle, the JGSDF classify it as a Maneuver Combat Vehicle (MCV), a highly mobile and well-armed vehicle intended to provide supporting fire and take on enemy armor as a part of rapid response units. Its domestically designed L/52 105mm rifled gun is a low-recoil piece with perforated muzzle brake and a fire control system to enable accurate firing on the move. Rolled steel turret and hull employ modular and spaced armor estimated to be able to survive frontal hits from 20-30mm class guns and portable anti-tank weapons. Thanks to its 570hp engine, the 26-ton Type 16 has a top speed of around 100km/h and significant range; it looks set to provide a major boost to JGSDF units as its rollout continues.

• 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 176mm, width: 63mm. Model has a dedicated parts breakdown for a hassle-free build without sacrificing accuracy.
• An accurate rendering is based upon extensive research of the actual Type 16, authentically capturing the modern silhouette with a moving depiction of the 105mm gun.
• Features crisp molding on details such as non-slip surfaces, plus multi-piece machine gun and mount.
• The 8-wheel suspension is depicted in style, with fixed wheels. Elastomer tires have a realistic tread pattern.
• Decals are included to recreate periscope openings and muzzle brake perforations.
• Comes with one commander figure and two marking options.

1:48 WWII Ger.Tank II Ausf.A/B/C F.C.

SKU: 300032570

Article number: 300032570
Product: 1/48 WWII Ger.Tank II Ausf.A/B/C F.C.

In the mid 1930s, the German military pushed the production of tanks. The Panzer I designed as a training tank, did not have the adequate performance, so a light tank was needed to full the gap until the Panzer III could be introduced. Therefore, the German Ordnance Department issued a request for a new training tank that could be used for combat. In the end, MAN was chosen in 1934 to produce the Panzer II, a compact 4.8m long, 2.2m wide design with a three man crew. The 8.9 ton tank featured a 2cm Kwk 30 L/55 cannon and 7.92mm machine gun in the turret, 15mm armor protection for turret and hull front, leaf spring suspension, and a 140hp Maybach HL 62 TRM engine matched with a ZF SSG46 transmission, which gave it a 40km/h top speed. The Ausf. A was produced from 1937, followed by the Ausf. B and C, which were difficult to distinguish from each other visually. About 1,100 Panzer tanks were produced by April 1940, and due to delays with the Panzer III, they were immediately issued as the Panzer divisions' main tank for the invasion of Poland in September 1939. Based on lessons learned on the battlefields of Poland and, in May 1940, France, improvements such as extra armor and a turret cupola were added, and the Panzer II went on to serve in North Africa and Russia in front line and liaison and reconnaissance duties until the end of 1943. Afterwards, they were used to police occupied territories and the chassis was also adapted for use as the basis for various self-propelled gun designs.

1:48 Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Ausf.D Halftrack (2)

SKU: 300032564

Article number: 300032564
Product: 1/48 Sd.Kfz.251/1 Ausf.D Halbkette (2)

Of the many variables that take affect any conflict, supply and mobility are the most pressing.Germany realized this very early and developed a number of vehicles for this purpose,including the Sd.Kfz 251 half-track. This machine became the centerpiece of their mechanized corps throughout WWII. The half-track could drive on difficult terrain and could easily tow various kinds of trailers and cannons. The Ausf.D was designed for ease of production and various types were produced, including those equipped with wireless radios and gun turrets. However, the basic version was the troop carrier which seated 12and came armed with two MG42 machine guns. The half-track could be seen at every front and had an on-road top speed of 53km/h and a 300km operational range.

Length: 126mm, Width: 48mm.
As there were many variations of the Ausf.D, this 1/48 assembly kit model of the
GermanMtl.SPW. Sd.kfz 251/1 Ausf.D Schutzenpanzerwagen depicts a personnel carrier.
Parts such as the interior and undercarriage have been accurately reproduced with less parts for easy assembly.
The included assembly type tracks have a realistic sag effect.
A commander figure wearing a winter uniform and a soldier figure carrying a MG42 machinegun on his shoulders are included. (Total 2)
Accessories such as the Panzerschreck, grenade cases, infantry equipment and so onare also included in this set.
Three kinds of decals depicting Normandy and the Eastern front units are included.

1:48 WWII Ger. 20mm Flakvierling 38 (4)

SKU: 300032554

1:48 WWII Ger.Truck Krupp Protze w/8Fig.

SKU: 300032534

1:48 WWII Citroen CV11 Staff Car

SKU: 300032517

1:48 US Med.Tank M4 Sherman earl.

SKU: 300032505

Article number: 300032505
Product: 1:48 US Med.Tank M4 Sherman earl.

Following the popular release of the Tiger I comes our second amazing tank to the MMV Series, the U.S. M4 Sherman. Like the Tiger I, the Sherman features easy assembly with as much detail as our fantastic 1/35 MM Series plus more.

About the M4 Sherman Early Production

With approximately 50,000 units produced during WWII, the U.S. Armys series of M4 Sherman tanks were one of the driving forces behind Allied victory. Designed for efficient massproduction and including room for future modifications, the M4 series boasted superior ground performance with excellent reliability. Amongst the many variants produced, the early production M4 featured a 60 angular shaped welded hull and a cast turret loaded with a 75mm M3 cannon. With a 350hp air-cooled gasoline engine, Vertical Volute Spring (VVS) suspension and a 5-speed forward and reverse transmission, the M4 was capable of top speeds of up to 38.6km/h. Production began in July 1942, with 6,748 units produced by January 1944. The initial production run featured a distinctive 3-piece bolted transmission housing. Some M4 were also fitted with applique armor bolted later on for extra defense. The M4 Sherman saw action throughout Europe including both the Normandy and Italian campaigns and was the most produced U.S. tank during WWII.

About the Model

Model features exceptional detailing of all unique aspects of the early production M4 Sherman. Note the 3-piece bolted together front transmission housing, the sharply angled upper hull, and the smooth curve of the cast turret. Like the Tiger I tank, model also features a die-cast hull for extra weight.

1/48 detailed scale model of the early production M4 Sherman. Length: 120mm, Width: 57mm
Early production model accurately depicted with 3-piece bolted transmission housing, flat return roller arm and spoked wheels.
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1:48 WWII Ger.Sd.Kfz.181 Tiger I Ausf.E

SKU: 300032504

Article number: 300032504
Product: 1/48 WWII Ger.Sd.Kfz.181 Tiger I Ausf.E

Answering the requests from AFV fans all around the world, Tamiya is proud to introduce our first amazing tank to the 1/48 scale Military Miniature Series. And what tank could be more appropriate than the awesome Tiger I?! In a size that sits comfortably in the palm of your hand, this is a must have for all diorama fanatics and AFV collectors.

For our first tank release there was no looking past the Tiger I. One of the most sophisticated and best engineered WWII tanks, the Tiger I saw action across all fronts and remains one of the most popular builds amongst AFV modelers. Lining this beautifully detailed model with other 1/48 scale WWII vehicles or aircraft and you will feel the true size and refined power of this amazing war machine.

About the Tiger I

Towards the middle of WWII, the Wehrmacht was hard pressed on two fronts, facing tough fighting against the superior Soviet T34 and KV-I tanks in the East, and retreating in the face of the Allied offensive in North Africa. But in late 1942, German units were assigned a powerful new war machine that far surpassed the Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks: the Tiger I. Equipped with the awesome 88mm main gun, 100mm thick armor at the front, 80mm armor on the sides, and a 650hp Maybach engine, the Tiger I is widely considered to be the most powerful and sophisticated tank of its time. Henschel produced over 1,300 Tiger I heavy tanks during the period of the war, ranging from initial production to modified late production models. The approximately 200 models produced from November 1942 to June 1943 are characterized as early production models. Distinctive features of early production Tiger I tanks include the large cylinder shaped cupola with a smoke discharger and pistol ports on the turret. The Tiger I first saw action against the Soviets near Leningrad, and went on to serve with distinction on the East

1:48 WWII Ger. Kettenkrad m. Goliath

SKU: 300032502

Article number: 300032502
Product: 1/48 WWII Ger. Kettenkrad m. Goliath

Following the release of the Kubelwagen as the first model in the 1/48 scale Military Miniature Vehicle (MMV) series, Tamiya introduces the second amazing release, the Kettenkfraftrad. This is a fabulous complete display kit featuring Kettenkfraftrad with an infantry cart, a demolition vehicle and many other great accessories on a tiny 1/48 scale. Model can be enjoyed by itself or combined with one of our fantastic 1/48 scale aircraft for a diorama display.

About the Kettenkraftrad (Infantry Cart & Goliath Demolition Vehicle)

Kettenkraftrad: Featuring three forward and one reverse gear the Kettenkraftrad was used as a transportation vehicle, a power generator, a communications vehicle, towing vehicle etc. Capable of towing up to 4 tons it was widely used to tow artillery and equipment, as well as aircraft when used by the Luftwaffe.
Infantry Cart: A lightweight cart that could be easily towed by just two men, a horse, a motorcycle or a Kettenkraftrad. The infantry cart was used all throughout WWII, displaying superior versatility and practicality.
Goliath: The Goliath was a remote control operated self-detonation vehicle. An 800m-long cable enabled remote control access to far away targets and remote detonation of its 60kg load of explosives.

About the Model

1/48 scale high quality plastic model of the Kettenkraftrad as used during WWII
Overall length of Kettenkraftrad: 64mm
Set includes accurately detailed Goliath demolition vehicle and infantry cart
Includes loads of accessories such as two types of grenade launchers, fuel drum, jerrycans, ammunition boxes, rifles and 1 uniformed driver figure
5 sets of markings to reproduce both the Germany army or Luftwaffe vehicles.

1/72 Ki-61-Id Hien SP & Decals

SKU: 300025420

Article number: 300025420 Product: 1/72 Ki-61-Id Hien SP & Decals

This special limited edition version of the Ki-61-Id Hien in 1/72 (previously released as a "white box" Item 10315 in Japan and the U.S.) is now re-issued with a new full color package! With molded parts given a matte silver color plating to represent the bare duralumin seen on aircraft such as the 244th Air Group (Option B in the kit), and camouflage decals included (they are sold separately from the standard kit Item 60789), this is superb value and sure to be an eye-catcher when built up!

About the Model

• This is a 1/72 scale plastic model assembly kit.
  Approx. length: 125mm, approx. wingspan: 167mm.
• The model accurately depicts the Ki-61-Id Hien with
  elongated nose and slimline fuselage.
• Differences from Item 60789: A and B parts are given a
  matte silver color plated finish; camouflage decals from
  Item 12683 are included; dedicated instructions for handling
  of plated parts are included.
• Fuss-free assembly without sacrificing detail was our designer’s
  watchword when creating this kit.
• The cockpit parts breakdown is changed from its 1/48 scale
  counterpart, and can be pre-assembled then slotted into the
  already-built fuselage sides.
• The fuselage underside radiator/oil cooler is artfully recreated
  with a single piece.
• One-piece canopy offers excellent fit with fuselage.
• Clear parts are included to recreate light and gun sight components.
• Optional Venturi tube and fuel cooler parts are also included.

 

Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

1/35 JGSDF Recon Bike & HMV

SKU: 300025188

Article number: 300025188
Product: 1/35 JGSDF Recon Bike & HMV

Tamiya is pairing up its classic model of the JGSDF reconnaissance motorcycle (Item 35245) with Japanese model maker Fine Molds’ high mobility vehicle, in what promises to be a great value diorama in a box!
Motorcycles are an important part of Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) reconnaissance units, and to maintain a low profile are usually finished in olive drab with matte black components such as the engine. They are frequently joined by the High Mobility Vehicle, which boasts excellent off-road ability and can transport up
to 10 passengers, or be used for carrying supplies.

About the Set

• This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit set.
• The model comes in a dedicated package with new box art
illustration.
• Includes the original instruction manuals for both models.

Reconnaissance Motorcycle Model Information

• Features detailed depictions of the engine and spoked wheels.
• With two realistic figures that depict a soldier on the bike, plus
a tank commander giving instructions. Manual and package
include printed maps to cut out and put in the commander’s
hand.
• A host of accessories are on hand for the figures:
machine gun, goggles, radio pack, satchel and more!

High Mobility Vehicle Model Information

• The functional form is captured accurately in 1/35 scale.
Length: 141mm, width: 70mm.
• Includes detail on the vehicle underbelly and in the interior.
Canvas hood is in deployed position.
• Comes with five marking options.
• High Mobility Vehicle parts are a product of Fine Molds, Japan.
• Instruction manual is in English and Japanese only.

 

Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

1/35 Type 1 SPG & Kurogane

SKU: 300025187

Article number: 300025187
Product: 1/35 Type 1 SPG & Kurogane

Tamiya is pairing up its model of the Type 1 self-propelled gun (Item 35331) with Japanese model maker Fine Molds’ Type 94 Kurogane 4x4 scout car, in what promises to be a great value diorama in a box! The Type 1 was a modified tank with a 75mm field gun, the only weapon available to Japanese WWII forces that could reliably take out U.S. Sherman tanks. The Kurogane, meanwhile, is said to be the among the world’s first 4x4 vehicles; the 33hp engine-powered car could carry three and was used in a variety of roles in numerous theaters. Roughly 4,800 were manufactured.

About the Set

• This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit set.
• The model comes in a dedicated package with new box art
illustration.
• Includes the original instruction manuals for both models, and
an auxiliary sheet.

Type 1 Model Information

• An accurate recreation of the self-propelled gun form with
riveted hull, unique suspension and open top fighting
compartment. The gun features depictions of recoil buffer and
mount.
• Belt type tracks offer accuracy and a fuss-free assembly
process. They can be painted and cemented.
• Comes with gunner and loader figures in accurate
pose, plus four marking options.

Kurogane Model Information

• The compact Kurogane 4x4 is captured in style, with accurate
recreations of the 3-seater cabin and 4WD suspension. The
canvas hood is depicted in retracted position.
• Length: 102mm, width: 45mm.
• Comes with a single figure in standing position and four marking
options.
• Kurogane parts are a product of Fine Molds, Japan.
• Instruction manual is in English and Japanese only.

 

Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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