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Military 1:48

1:48 WWII Jp.Mitsub.A6M5/5a Zero Fighter

SKU: 300061103

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 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 Eastern, Western, Italian and African fronts, gaining the fear and respect of

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.

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