Armour - New For This Month

June
Takom 1/35 M47 E/M
Takom 1/35 Tiran 4

September
Dragon 1/35 Jagdtiger w/12.8cm PaK.80 (L/66)
Revell 1/72 Russian Battle Tank T-90 A

June
Takom 1/35 T-55 AM and AMV

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Takom 1/35 M47 E/M

Takom 1/35 M47 E/M

The M47 was the U.S. Army's and Marine Corps' primary tank, intended to replace the M46 Patton and M4 Sherman medium tanks. Production began at the Detroit Tank Arsenal in June 1951 before the M47 was standardized for production in May 1952, the M47 Patton's production ran until November 1953; Detroit built 5,481 tanks, and American Locomotive Company (Alco) produced 3,095, for a total production run of more than 9,000 M47 Pattons.

This new kit from Takom is a 2 in 1 kit that can be built as either the Iran/Pakistan M model or the Spanish E model. Also featured are link and length style tracks, four types of muzzle brakes, hatches that can be build open or closed and decals to build one of four marking options.

Takom 1/35 M47 kit variants

 

Takom 1/35 Tiran 4

Takom 1/35 Tiran 4

The Israel Defense Forces captured many Soviet tanks from Egypt and Syria in the war of 1967 and 1973, or even in Lebanon in the 1980s. The Tiran 4 was a modified T-54, and around 300 were fielded. It used the original 100 mm gun, later upgraded to a 105mm gun on some models. It had two water cans fitted to the rear of the turret, solid metal front fenders over tracks replaced with half black rubber ones, new loader's hatch that opens to the rear and a new antenna mount. It was later fitted were a rounded stowage bin on the rear of the turret, pintle-mounted .30 cal M1919A4 Browning medium machine gun in front of the loaders hatch and gas cans fitted to the front fenders.

This amazing kit from Takom of the IDF Medium Tank Tiran 4 includes 4 types of markings, PE and clear parts, a detailed metal tow cable, and detailed external fuel lines. The hatches can be built in open or closed positions, and the road wheels can be built in damaged condition.

 


 

Dragon 1/35 Jagdtiger w/12.8cm PaK.80 (L/66)

Dragon 1/35 Jagdtiger box

Weighing in at 71.7 tonnes, the German Jagdtiger tank destroyer was definitely the super heavyweight of WWII armored vehicles. It was 10.65m long from the tip of its powerful gun muzzle to the outlets of the rear exhausts, and it was a massive 3.6m wide. The Sd.Kfz. 186 Jagdtiger entered service in late 1944, and it served on both the Eastern and Western Fronts, with around 80 or so produced. Although these vehicles were armed with a lethal 12.8cm PaK 44 L/55 gun, the Jagdtiger’s enormous bulk impacted severely on its mobility, meaning it could only hope to reach a maximum speed of 34km/h at best. In November 1944 Krupp engineers even proposed to make the tank destroyer more lethal by fitting an even longer 12.8cm PaK 80 gun of L/66 caliber. This design was never fielded, however.

Dragon 1/35 Jagdtiger details

The new kit is logically based on Dragon’s existing and highly acclaimed Jagdtiger kit with Henschel suspension. The hull is made from one piece thanks to advanced slide molds, and this provides a suitable platform upon which to build the rest of the highly detailed model. The most obvious brand new parts include the longer gun barrel. This is an impressive kit, and the Jagdtiger’s new look is something to behold!

 


 

Revell 1/72 Russian Battle Tank T-90 A

Revell 1/72 Russian Battle Tank T-90 A box

Revell has released an updated kit in their T-90 line. The detail and molding of the four sprues is crisp. The kit comes with a decal sheet that gives the following marking options:

  • T-90SA, 8th Armoured Division, People’s National Army, Sisi BelAbbes, Algeria, 2013
  • T-90SA, 4th Baku Army Corps, Azerbaijani Armed Forces, Absheron Peninsula, Azerbaijan, 2013
  • T-90A, 5th Guards Tamansker, Independet Motorized Rifle Brigade, Kyakhta, Siberian Military District, Russia, 2009
  • T-90A, 20th Guards Independet Motorized Rifle Brigade, Volgograd, North Caucasus Military District, Russia, 2010

 


 

Takom 1/35 T-55 AM and AMV

The Soviet T-55 medium tank was the evolution of the T-54 chassis, which replaced the T-34 at the end of WWII. T-55 models mounted a 100-mm rifled gun, with a bore evacuator at the muzzle, a 7.62-mm coaxial machine-gun, and often a 12.7-mm machine-gun mounted on top.

Takom T-55 AM

T-55 AM
Takom No. 2041
Scale: 1/35

Included in this kit are:

  • 4 markings supplied by Mig’s Ammo team
  • Individual track links
  • PE & Clear Parts
  • Metal tow cable
  • Rubber gun mantlet
  • Posable turrets
  • Road wheels can be built in a damaged condition

 

Takom T-55 AMV

T-55 AMV
Takom No. 2042
Scale: 1:35

Included in this kit are:

  • 4 markings supplied by Mig’s Ammo team
  • Individual track links
  • PE & Clear Parts
  • Metal tow cable
  • Rubber gun mantlet
  • Posable turrets
  • Road wheels can be built in a damaged condition

 


 

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