German circle flyers, French heavy hitters and mass produced good ol' U.S. machines are feature in the trio of new releases from Hobbyboss this April..
Hobbyboss March 2014 Items
The Blohm & Voss BV 141 was a World War II German tactical reconnaissance aircraft. It is remembered as one of the most asymmetrical aircraft to have ever flown. The Perspex-glazed crew gondola on the starboard side strongly resembled that found on the Fw-189, and housed the pilot, observer and rear gunner, the tailplane was asymmetrical in the BV 141 V10 prototype.
The aircraft proved very stable and manoeuvrable. Indeed, Dr. Vogt had calculated that the greater weight on one side of the aircraft could be cancelled out by the torque of the propeller. While actually performing well it never was ordered into full scale production. Contributing factors to that decision were that its preferred engine was in greater demand for the Focke-Wulf Fw-190 fighter.
Model Dimension Length: 284.5mm Wingspan:365 mm
Total Plastic Parts 100+
Total Sprues 7 sprues
the kit consists of over 100 parts , includes clear parts for the canopy.
-Detailed fuselage&wing w/accurate design
Kit No: 83802
The White 666 cargo trucks were built to a standardised Military design for fast and easy reproduction in a wartime environment.
The early type had a closed cab and a metal cargo body; the later type had an open cab and a wooden cargo body. And although, having the same appearance they slightly differed in specification.
It was used in all theatres of war in WW2 and long after that in many armies worldwide.
Item Name US White 666 Cargo (Soft Top)
Model Dimension Length: 164mm Width: 62.7mm
Total Plastic Parts 400+
Total Sprues 13 sprues , cab and tires
Metal Parts chain
Photo Etched Parts 1 piece
- Slide-moulded cab
- Chassis w/fine detail
- Detailed frame w/accurate design
- Rubber tires have very good details..
- Photo-etched parts included
Kit No: 83835
The GCT 155mm AUF1 is based on the AMX30 main battle tank (MBT) chassis and equipped with a 155mm 39-caliber gun with an auto-loading system, giving a rate of fire of 8 rounds per minute, and a sustained rate of fire of 6 rounds per minute. It is also equipped with a roof-mounted 12.7mm anti-aircraft gun. The AUF1 has an effective range of 23,500 meters firing conventional rounds and 28,000 meters using Rocket Assisted Projectiles (RAPs).
The AUF1 155mm howitzer and turret are designed for integration onto a wider range of armoured chassis such as AMX30, Leopard 1, Arjun and T-72.
GCT 155mm AU-F1 SPH Based on T-72
Model Dimension Length: 276.3mm Width: 99 mm
Total Plastic Parts 680+
Total Sprues 15 sprues , lower hull and turret
Metal Parts copper cable
Photo Etched Parts 1 piece
-the kit w/refined detail
-multi-slide moulded turret and lower hull
-photo etched parts included
These and Hobbyboss’ other new items are all to be seen at their website