Saturday, April 22

Trumpeter’s May models mainly from the Motherland

Trumpeter's May kits feature a heavy-hitting IS, short & long range missile launcher combos, & who said Trumpeter don't make 1/32nd scale kits, with their new Fulcrum A? Sprue shots, markings & boxart in today’s preview

Trumpeter’s May 2017 releases…

Russian MiG-29A "Fulcrum" fighter
1/32nd scale
Kit No #03223
The Mikoyan Mig-29 Fulcrum tactical fighter was designed as the response to the new generation fighters from the western countries. The programme started in 1970 and took off for the first time on 6th October 1977.
The Mig-29A (Izdeliye 9.12)can be armed with many kinds of weapons including the R-27R semi-active radar homing AAM, the R-27R, R-73, R-60 IR-homing AAMs, the internal cannon and a series of bombs or rockets. Besides the weapons, the Mig-29 can carry a 1520-litre centreline drop tank for long-range operations and ferry flights.
1988, two Mig-29As finished the debut of the Soviet fighter at the Farnborough International airshow.In addition, the downgraded version of the Mig-29A has been exported to many countries such as Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary etc.
Length: 536.2mm Wingspan: 356.5mm
Total Parts 310+
gear strut metal parts
Photo Etched Parts 2 pcs
- Highly detailed Engines
- Finely detailed cockpit, gear cabin,
- Grooved rubber tires


Soviet 2K11A TEL w/9M8M Missile "Krug-a"(SA-4 Ganef)
Kit No# 09523
1/35th scale
The 2K11 “Krug” is a Soviet and now Russian long range, medium-to-high altitude surface-to-air missile (SAM) system. "2K11" is its GRAU designation, while SA-4 Ganef is its NATO reporting name. The system was designed by NPO Novator and produced by Kalinin Machine-Building Plant.
Length: 246.6mm Width :135.2mm
Total Sprues - 22 sprues, upper hull, lower hull and tracks
The kit consists of over 800 parts
multi-slide moulded upper and lower hull
240 individual tracks links
Etched Photo parts included on one sheet


Russian 9P140 TEL of 9K57 Uragan Multiple Launch Rocket System
Kit No# 01026
1/35th scale
The BM-27 Uragan (Russian: Ураган, "hurricane"; GRAU index 9P140) is a self-propelled multiple rocket launcher system designed in the Soviet Union. It began its service with the Soviet Army in the late 1970s and was its first modern spin and fin stabilised heavy multiple rocket launcher.
The BM-27 Uragan is capable of launching 220 mm rockets from 16 launch tubes mounted on the rear of a ZIL-135 8x8 chassis. This vehicle is extremely similar to that used in the FROG-7 free flight rocket system. It has two gasoline engines that power its 20 tonnes to a maximum speed of 65 kilometres per hour. One engine drives the four wheels on the left of the truck, while the other engine drives the four wheels on the right. The ZIL-135 has eight wheel drive, but only the front and rear axles are used for steering. It has a maximum cruising range of 500 kilometres.
The cab of the ZIL-135 is NBC protected, allowing the rockets to be fired without exposing the crew to possible contaminants. The four-man crew can emplace or displace the system in three minutes.
Length: 276mm Width: 84mm
Total Parts 880+
15 sprues, cab and tires
Detailed 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.


Soviet JS-2M Heavy Tank - Late
Kit No# 05590
1/35th scale
The Iosif Stalin tank (or IS tank, named after the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin), was a heavy tank developed by the Soviet Union during World War II. The tanks in the series are also sometimes called JS or ИС tanks.
The heavy tank was designed with thick armour to counter the German 88 mm guns, it sported a main gun that was capable of defeating the German Tiger and Panther tanks. It was mainly a breakthrough tank, firing a heavy high-explosive shell that was useful against entrenchments and bunkers. The IS-2 was put into service in April 1944 and was used as a spearhead in the Battle of Berlin by the Red Army in the final stage of the war.
Length: 270mm Width: 220mm
copper cable included
13 sprues, upper hull, lower hull and turret
The kit consists of over 360 parts
multi-slide moulded lower hull and turret
photo-etched parts included on one sheet

These and all other kits from Trumpeter will be available in May through their Distributors Worldwide