Sunday, August 13

Preview: Wheels, hulls, deltas & feet - Trumpeter's new releases for October 2017

Trumpeter's new releases are two legged, eight wheeled, shaped like a dart and with a big bottomed hull. See what we are blabbing about with the sprues, art and colours of Trumpeter's new kits for October in our preview...

Preview: Trumpeter's new releases for October 2017 

Russian 9P138 Grad-1 on Zil-131
1/35th scale 
The ZIL-131 is a general purpose 3.5 tons 6x6 army truck designed in the Soviet Union, the basic model being a general cargo truck. Variants include a tractor-trailer truck, a dump truck, a fuel truck. The ZIL-131 also serves as a platform for the 9P138 rocket launcher, a 36-tube variant of the BM-21 "Grad".

The ZIL-131 is part of a family of two trucks sharing identical components by ZIL, which also included the ZIL-130. Both trucks were introduced in 1967. The ZIL-131 6x6 has the same equipment as the GAZ-66 and Ural-375D. Unlike the ZIL-131, the ZIL-130 is intended for civilian use.
The ZIL-130/131 is still in production at the "AMUR" truck plant (as the AMUR 531340), with both gasoline and diesel engines.
Length: 200.5mm   Width: 76.4mm   
Total Sprues    10 sprues and vinyl tires
Full drive train assembly complete with engine transmission, differential housing and suspension units.
The windshield and side windows are made of clear parts.
Photo-etched parts included

US F-106A Delta Dart
1/72nd scale
Serving the United States Air Force from the 1960s through the 1980s, the Convair F-106 Delta Dart was considered one of the best interceptors in the history of the US Air Force. They served as the primary all-weather interceptor aircraft for the Air Force and the Air National Guard for more than 29 years. They were the main "dancing partner" of the Russian Tu-95 Bear tactical bombers.
The Delta Dart was developed from the Convair F-102 Delta Dagger. The more powerful Pratt & Whitney J-75-P-17 engine offers the aircraft a higher speed to Mach 2. 4 AIM-4 Falcon Missiles and an Air-2 Rocket can be carried in the weapons bay under the fuselage. The F-106 first flew on 26th December 1956, and entered service in June 1959. 277 single seater A types were built.
Length: 299.5mm   Wingspan: 162.1mm
The kit consists of  over 120 parts
clear parts for canopy
fuselage & wing with engraved panel lines 

USS Yorktown CV-5
1/700th scale
USS Yorktown (CV-5) was an aircraft carrier commissioned in the United States Navy from 1937 until she was sunk at the Battle of Midway in June 1942. She was named after the Battle of Yorktown in 1781 and the lead ship of the Yorktown class which was designed after lessons learned from operations with the largely converted battlecruiser Lexington class and the smaller purpose-built USS Ranger. She represented the epitome of U.S. pre-war carrier design.  By 1942 the USS Yorktown was stationed in the Coral Sea until April when it joined Lexington after the commander-in-chief of the Pacific Fleet, Admiral Chester Nimitz obtained intelligence regarding a Japanese advance against Port Moresby. Entering the area, Yorktown and Lexington took part in the Battle of the Coral Sea on May 4-8. In the course of the fighting, American aircraft sank the light carrier Shoho and badly damaged the carrier Shokaku.
USS YORKTOWN took part in the pivotal Battle of Midway on June 4-7. On June 4, Yorktown's aircraft sank the Japanese carrier Soryu while other American aircraft destroyed the carriers Kaga and Akagi. Later in the day, the sole remaining Japanese carrier, Hiryu, launched its aircraft. Locating Yorktown, they scored three bomb hits, one of which caused damage to the ship's boilers slowing it to six knots. Quickly moving to contain fires and repair damage, the crew restored Yorktown's power and got the ship underway. Around two hours after the first attack, torpedo planes from Hiryu hit Yorktown with torpedoes. Wounded, Yorktown lost power and began listing to port. Yorktown remained afloat through the night and the next day efforts began to salvage the carrier. Unfortunately, as work continued, the Japanese submarine I-168 slipped through Yorktown's escorts and fired four torpedoes around 3:36 PM. Two struck Yorktown while another hit and sank Hammann. After chasing off the submarine and collecting survivors, American forces determined that Yorktown could not be saved, the carrier capsized and sank.
Length: 360.2mm   Beam: 48.5mm
14 sprues, hull and decks
Detailed Hull is a one piece part
Detailed flight deck and hangar deck 
Extensive photo-etched details included
Aircraft Wing includes: TBD-1, SBD-3, F4F-4, B-25
Complete ship and aircraft decal sets

Soviet Soldiers –Afghan War
1/35th scale
Three figures of Russian soldiers from the Afghan war that could fit into many dioramas with vehicles or aircraft.
Total Parts 50+
Total Sprues 4 sprues
The kit includes 3 figures and 7 weapons for the soldiers are  included
These kits will be available from Trumpeter's Distributors Worldwide.