Trumpeter has some nice kits sure to be popular this month. They feature some kits in 35th & 16th scale armour and a 72nd scale Sukhoi that has almost as many weapons as the plastic of the aircraft,as well as some great African militia who can only fire their weapons from Yoga-like poses - now we have the sprues we can show you what is coming to your hobby shop this month...
Trumpeter’s March 2017 releases…
African Freedom Fighters
Model no# 00438
Length: mm Width: mm Height: mm
Total Parts 60+
Total Sprues 5 sprues
the kit includes 6 figures
12 pcs AK-47 Assault Rifle and one RPG7 included
Ukrainian T-84 MBT
The T-84 is a Ukrainian main battle tank, a development of the Soviet T-80 main battle tank. It was first built in 1994 and entered service in the Ukrainian Armed Forces in 1999. The T-84 is based on the diesel-engined T-80 version, the T-80UD. Its high-performance opposed-piston engine makes it one of the fastest MBTs in the world, with a power-to-weight ratio of about 26 horsepower per tonne (19 kW/t). The T-84 Oplot is an advanced version incorporating an armoured ammunition compartment in a new turret bustle; ten of these entered Ukrainian service in 2001.
Length: 273.5mm Width: 104.5mm
Total Sprues 24 sprues, lower hull and turret
The kit consists of over 790 parts
multi-slide moulded lower hull, turret
individual track links
photo-etched parts included
Russian Su-34 Fullback Fighter-Bomber
The Sukhoi Su-34(NATO reporting name ‘Fullback’)is the latest fighter-bomber developed from the prototype T10KM-2 of the Russian Air Force and Navy, the aircraft is planned to replace the old Su-24M Fencer and Su-25 Frogfoot.
The Su-34 have a larger fuselage and longer tail than the Su-27/30 series, a bigger head which contains a newly designed seat-by-seat cockpit, with a pair of canards like the Su-33.The relationship between the Fullback and the Flankers is just like the F/A-18 Hornet and the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet--we can find the relationship between them while it’s actually a new aircraft.
The weapons on this kit are almost as much in weight as the aircraft itself!
The Su-34 can carry two extra fuel tank under the wing, the ferry range is up to 4,000 km, and the aircraft can carry all kinds of latest guided/unguided air-to-surface weapons of Russian.
Length: 305mm Wingspan: 204mm
Total Sprues 33 sprues, lower hull and upper hull
The kit consists of over 550 parts, includes 7 clear parts
Russian T-72B MBT
The T-72 is a Soviet second-generation main battle tank that entered production in 1970. It was developed directly from Obyekt-172 and shares parallel features with the T-64A.The T-72 was one of the most widely produced post-World War II tanks, second only to the T-54/55 family, and the basic design has also been further developed as the T-90.
Length: 632mm Width: 224mm
Metal Parts screw, shaft, copper cable
Total Sprues 27 sprues, upper & lower hull, turret and tracks
The kit consists of over 700 parts
multi-slide moulded lower hull and upper hull
individual tracks links
Photo-etched parts included
M915 Tractor with M872 Flatbed trailer & 40FT Container
The M915 is a baseline model of a series of heavy army trucks. In the late 1970s, the US Army was looking for commercial logistic trucks. In 1977 a request was issued for a series of heavy trucks. The US Army received technical proposals from six manufacturers. The AM General offered the lowest price and was selected as a winner. In 1977 the US Army awarded a contract for 5 507 trucks. First vehicles were delivered to the US Army in 1978.
The M915 Line Haul Tractor (LHT) is primarily used for long distance movement of containers. It is used to move cargo from port to division operation area. Normally this truck tows M872 semi-trailer with a payload capacity of 30 t.
This line haul tractor is powered by Cummins NTC 400 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 400 hp. It is mated to Caterpillar semi-automatic gearbox with 16 forward and 2 reverse gears. This tractor truck has 6x4 configuration. Its operation is limited to hard surface roads only.
Length: 489.1mm Width: 94.3mm
Total Sprues 15 sprues
Detailed multi-directional slide-moulded cab.
Full drive train assembly complete with engine transmission, differential housing and suspension units.
The main tires are hollow rubber with very good tread pattern
The windshield and side windows are made of clear parts.
Photo-etched parts included
These and all other kits from Trumpeter will be available through their Distributors Worldwide