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1:35 US M151A2 Fiord MUTT w/TOW-Miss.(1)

SKU: 300035125

Article number: 300035125
Product: 1:35 US M151A2 Fiord MUTT w/TOW-Miss.(1)

The familiar Jeep was born during WW2 and it is said that it contributed greatly to the allied victory during that time. Following the conflict, this vehicle was widely used by most countries of the world as a small transport for the ground forces and later employed large calibre weapons systems for ground combat support.

The U.S. Army first utilized this small vehicle in ground support firepower, by mounting the newly designed 105mm recoilless rifle in the rear of the Jeep. This weapon was developed to combat heavily armoured tanks and other tracked vehicles; however it was later adapted to anti-personnel operations with the development of anti-personnel shell charges. When the newer 106mm recoilless rifle came into being, it replaced the 105. This weapons system was mounted in the rear part of the Jeep, but could be also dismounted on a tri-pod for fixed use. As the old jeep became replaced with the newer M151 Ford MUTT, the 106 was also adapted to it. When the M151A2 was released during the late 70's, the model with the 106 rifle mounted was called M825. It had a beefed up rear suspension system to accept the rifles added weight of 325kg. Shortly the TOW missile system replaced the 106 recoiless rifles, as the main anti-tank mobile weapons system. Development of the TOW system began in the 1960's as a replacement for the large and heavy recoilless rifles. It was combat tested during the Vietnam conflict and proved its power and accuracy. It was further improved and finally replaced most of the 106's still in service.

Officially it is called the BGM-71A; however, it is most widely called the TOW missile system which stands for Tube launched, Optically tracked, Wire guided, missile system. When the missile is fired at a target, the shooter maintains the target in the cross hairs of the sight. The infrared rays of the missile exhaust are sensed by the opti

M151A2 w/Tow Missile

1:35 US M151A2 Ford MUTT Truck (1)

SKU: 300035123

Article number: 300035123
Product: 1/35 US M151A2 Ford MUTT Truck (1)

The U.S. Armoured vehicle test course is located in Aberdeen, Maryland, and is one of the most rigorous and demanding coursed in the world. Early in April 1957, a familiar looking small vehicle was seen to be running over the course with comparitive ease, and upon closer inspection it turned out to be the replacement for the well known Willy's "Jeep", the new Ford M151. Outwardly this new vehicle loos very much like its older brother. Both are small, compact, rugged, simple to operate and maintain; however, the 151 incorporates all of the latest advanced features learned during combat operations in conflicts since world war II. Features such as the newly developed OHV engine, light semimonocoque body and 4 wheel independent suspension systems allowed it to outpoint all other submitted replacement vehicles for the ageing WWII Jeep. Development for this replacement vehicle was started by the Ford Motor Company were licensed to produce the vehicle and they delivered approximately 10,000 units a year to the U.S. Army, Navy Air Force and Marines. Shortly after its adoption it was selected by most of the nations of the free world as a replacement for their own light utility vehicles. Some of the advanced features incorporated into the M151 caused problems and defects were detected in the initial shipments, among the most serious was the strength and stability of the rear suspension system which was corrected and improved in 1964 and 1970. The M151A2 now in service has added safety features like stiffer rear suspension, large blinder lamps and a two step windshield wiper, safety glass and an impact absorbing steering wheel. With its extreme versatitliy the basic M151 can be altered into a combat ambulance; radio communications vehicle; 105mm recoilless rifle transport and a launcher for the new tow missile system adopted in the late 70's. Combat experience in VietNam has shown that the Ford M151 Mi

U.S. M151A2 FORD MUTT

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

British M3 Grant Tank

SKU: 300035041

Article number: 300035041 Product: 1:35 WWII Brit.Mtl.Pz. M3 Grant Mk.I

Tamiya is pleased to announce the re-release of this model, which first joined the Military Miniature Series lineup back in 1974. The kit depicts the M-3 Grant Mk.I, a British variant of the U.S. medium tank M3 Lee. The M3 Lee had been provided by the U.S. after a large portion of British armor was lost to the Germans in the midst of the Dunkirk evacuations. While M3 Grants featured no alterations to the hull and sponson-mounted 75mm main gun, the British variant had a larger turret for the 37mm gun, and did not feature a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun. The M3 had been designed with priority given to speed of delivery to waiting troops; thus, it possessed some limitations such as the restricted horizontal movement of the main gun and a tall silhouette that was easy for opposing forces to spot. However, it proved a welcome addition for the tank-poor British forces in North Africa, where it helped to turn around a dire situation, knocking out opposing Panzer III and IVs one at a time.

About the Model

• This is a 1/35 scale model assembly kit. Length: 170mm.
• The distinctive form of the M3 Grant with British spec turret is accurately captured.
• Riveted armor panels surfaces are depicted.
• Features moving recreations of the 75mm and 37mm guns.
• The model can be assembled with hatches in open or closed position.
• 2 marking options are included, depicting units from Battle of El Alamein and Battle of Gazala.
• Comes with a figure in realistic pose.

 

Warning! Not suitable for children under 14 years.

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

1/35 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.

1/35 JGSDF Type 90 & Type 73

SKU: 300025186

Article number: 300025186
Product: 1/35 JGSDF Type 90 & Type 73

Tamiya is pairing up its classic model of the Type 90 tank (from Item 35208) with Japanese model maker Fine Molds’ Type 73, in what promises to be a great value diorama in a box! The Type 90 main battle tank reached units from 1991, with 341 examples manufactured by 2009. A 120mm smoothbore gun put it on the cutting edge at the time of its design. The Type 73 was adopted back in 1973 but served concurrently with the Type 90 until
deployment ended around 2010. An 80hp engine and capacity for 6 passengers made it a highly versatile servant to the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF).

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.

Type 90 Model Information

• The distinctive, sharp form of the Type 90 is accurately
captured, complete with details such as depictions of the
automatic loading device, canvas covers on the gun root,
etc. and non-slip surfaces.
• Commander and gunner hatches are moveable between open
and closed positions, while the driver’s hatch can be assembled
open or closed.
• Comes with two figures, recreating a commander
and gunner, and two marking options.

Type 73 Model Information

• The compact and functional form of the Type 73 is
captured realistically. Length: 117mm, width: 54mm.
• Excellent detail is particularly showcased on interior depictions
of seats, radio equipment, gear shift and more, as well as the
canvas hood.
• Comes with four marking options including Fuji School Brigade
Tank School Unit.
• Type 73 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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