Thursday, August 18

The Shining Red Star - MENG’s upgraded Tiger M to be released…

 MENG’s latest tiger has not tracked, and it isn’t a “King” tiger – it’s actually the 35th scale Russian GAZ 233115 “Tiger-M” SpN SPV model kit. It has all of the features of the upgraded Humvee counterpart – let’s have a look and see what is in store.

MENG’s latest kit release preview.
Russian GAZ 233115 “Tiger-M” SpN SPV
Kit no #VS-008
1/35th scale
In recent years, Russia has been carrying out a large military expansion. Russian Armed Forces have received various new weapons, including the Russian “Tiger” armoured high-mobility vehicle.
The GAZ 233115 “Tiger-M” SpN SPV is an upgrade version of the GAZ 233014 “Tiger”. It’s mainly provided to Russian special forces. It features a new engine, a new armoured hood, air filter installation, smoke grenade launcher installation and an improved brake system. An “AGS-17” 30mm automatic grenade launcher or a “Pecheneg” 7.62mm machine gun can be installed on the vehicle roof. Now, the “Tiger-M” is mass-produced and now supplied to Russian Armed Forces.
Off-road car GAZ Tigr (pictured armoured variant GAZ-233115 Tiger-M SPN) is basically a newer Russian counterpart of the US HMMWV vehicle (Hummer).
The Tiger-M was announced during the 2010 Interpolitex exhibition,. It featured a new YaMZ-534 diesel engine, a new armoured hood, air filter installation, an increase in the number of rear passenger seats (from 8 to 9) and the replacement of the bicuspid rear hatch with a large square hatch.
Currently, the Tiger-M is mass-produced and supplied to the Russian Army, including with the new Arbalet-DM remote control weapons station which is composed of 12.7mm Kord and 7.62mm PKTM machine guns

The Model:
Three years ago, the MENG VS-003 Russian Armored High-mobility Vehicle GAZ-233014 STS “Tiger” model kit filled the market gap. That kit has been popular thanks to its delicate design, excellent fit and high-quality accuracy. Now, its upgraded version, the VS-008 Russian GAZ 233115 “Tiger-M” SpN SPV model kit is coming. What features will this new MENG product have?

The mighty “Tiger-M” vehicle front is accurately replicated.
All doors can be built closed or open to show the interior details. 
There are fine details on the vehicle roof. The weapon mount is rotatable.
 Clear parts are provided for all lights. Front wheels are steerable.
This upgraded variant of the Tiger can be had later this year when it is released to the public – until then please do look up the MENG Website for more on their kits & distributors nearer you.