Hobbyboss have released three new and sure to be popular kits this month from land sea and air – they should be in your local hobby shop soon – we thought we would show you some sprue shots of their new ME262, T-37 tank and the USS Iwo Jima kits…
Hobbyboss new releases of May
"Iwo Jima" is the "Wasp" class amphibious assault ship launched in June 2001. She is 257.3 meters long, 34 meters wide and with a displacement 40,500 tons, the largest tonnage and the greatest number of the amphibious assault ships available in one ship in the world today.
The ship is equipped with hovercraft and mechanized landing craft & she is equipped with the V-22 "Osprey", AH-1Z and AV-8B aircraft. In addition to integrated air and sea delivery capability, but also that the landing force to provide air support. In addition to conventional combat missions, "Iwo Jima" was also with the U.S. aircraft carrier battle groups or alternative maritime control and command tasks.
Item No 83408
Item Name USS Iwo Jima LHD-7
Model Dimension Length: 371.5mm Beam:89.5 mm
Total Plastic Parts 610+
Total Sprues 36 sprues , lower hull , upper hull , deck and stand
Photo Etched Parts 3 pcs
Kit contains features:
- Detailed Flight Deck is a single piece casting
- US Marine Assault Vehicles :
LCAC Hovercraft×2 and LCU Landing Craft×2
- Aircraft and Helicopters:
MV-22 Osprey×4，AH-1W Cobra×2，SH-60F×2
- 3 pieces of Photo-Etched detailing parts for aisle，radar parts etc.
Item No 80378
Item Name Me 262 B-1a
Model Dimension Length: 244mm Wingspan:260.6 mm
Total Plastic Parts 170+
Total Sprues 11 sprues
Chromeplate Parts n/a
Camouflage Scheme Luftwaffe
Metal Parts nose gear cabin
More kit Features:
-The kit consists of over 170 parts, includes 4 clear parts for the canopy.
-Detailed fuselage&wing w/accurate design
-Detailed gear cabin
-Optional metal nose gear cabin
The T-37 was a Soviet amphibious light tank. The tank was first created in 1932, based on the British Vickers tankette and other operational amphibious tanks. The T-37 was the first series of mass-produced fully amphibious tanks in the world.
In the Red Army, they were used to perform tasks in communication, reconnaissance, and as defence units on the march, as well as active infantry support on the battlefield. The T-37 was used in large numbers during the Soviet invasion of Poland and in the Winter War against Finland. The T-37 was also used by the Soviets in the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, but most of them were quickly lost. Surviving tanks of that type fought on the front lines until 1944, and were used in training and auxiliary defence until the end of World War II
Item No 83820
Item Name Soviet T-37TU Command Tank
Model Dimension Length: 109.8mm Width: 59mm
Total Plastic Parts 320+
Total Sprues 17 sprues and lower hull
Photo Etched Parts 2 pcs
More Features the kit consists of over 320 parts
- Multi-directional slide moulded turret & lower hull
- Photo-etched parts included
- 196 individual tracks links
These kits are slated for release this month, and more info can be found on the Hobbyboss website..