Wednesday, September 6

Two on the deck, one on the water & two in the skies in Trumpeter's November novelties...

Trumpeter's November kits feature a truck & long range missile launcher combos, a large scale early Stuka, New York on the water, a high flying watch advertisement, & an eight wheeled AFV to "Rooikat". Sprue shots, markings & boxart in today’s preview...


Trumpeter’s November 2017 releases…

Junkers Ju-87A Stuka
Model# 02420
1:24th scale
The Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber was one of the most famous bombers during WWII. It was part of the main force in the ground support of the German Air Force since the start of the Blitzkrieg.
Production of the Ju 87A-1 began in early 1937. They were fitted with the Jumo 210D engine and the HPA III propeller.

Later in 1937, a new Stuka with the Jumo 210Da engine was put into service, the Ju 87A-2, which can be distinguished by the cut rudder.
Length: 519.6mm   Wing: 652.9mm  
Total Parts: 390+
1 sheet of Photo Etched Parts
13 sprues and tires

Russian Zil-131V towed PR-11 SA-2 Guideline
Model# 01033
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: 419.1mm   Width: 82.6mm  
Total Parts:580+
Metal Parts: brass wire
Photo Etched Parts
Total Sprues: 12 sprues and tires
-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.
-SA-2 included


L-39C Albatross 
Model# 05804
1:48th scale
The Aero L-39 "Albatros" is one of the most popular advanced trainer/light ground attack aircraft in the world. More than 2800 L-39s have served with over 30 air forces around the world for more than 40 years. The Albatros first flew on 4 November 1969. The aircraft has many variants, and the C variant is the main type serving as trainers for most of the users.
About the Breitling Jet Team: The Breitling Jet Team is the biggest non-military aerobatic team. They were known as the Team Apache when they were founded in 1982 by their leader Jacques Bothelin. The team was renamed with the change of sponsor in 2004.    
Now the team have 9 L-39Cs in service and we were very glad to see 7 of them shown their fantastic skill at the 9th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in November 2012.

The team serial numbers are: ES-YLR/0, ES-YLX/1, ES-YLS/2, ES-YLI/3, ES-TLG/4, ES-TLF/5, ES-YLF/6, ES-YLP/7, ES-TLC/8 and Nos 0, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 participated in the 2012 China air show.
Length: 252.7mm   Wingspan: 197.1mm 
140+ parts
Photo Etched parts
8 sprues


South African Rooikat AFV
Model# 09516
1:35th scale
The Rooikat is a wheeled armoured fighting vehicle built in South Africa for the South African Army. It was designed for combat reconnaissance and seek and destroy operations. Its secondary roles include combat support, anti-armour and anti-guerrilla operations. The Rooikat is intended for deep penetration missions, so the wheeled design was needed for speed and to counter sandy desert conditions that might slow tracked vehicles.
Length: 239.6mm   Width: 82.8mm  
10 sprues, upper hull, lower hull and tires
More Features    The kit consists of over 260 parts
-multi-slide moulded upper hull, lower hull and turret
-photo etched parts included


USS New York BB-34
Model#06711
1:700th scale
USS NEW YORK (BB-34) was first in the ‘New York’ class of US Navy battleship, laid down at Brooklyn shipyard in 1911, launched in 1912, commissioned in 1914, and was the first ship to be equipped with 14-inch main guns. In 1917 NEW YORK was assigned to British waters and assisted the British Grand Fleet, being mainly responsible for blockade and escort missions.

NEW YORK returned to training and participated in various problem-solving exercises, being modernised in 1926. Until Pearl Harbour, the US had maintained neutrality in WWII with NEW YORK on Atlantic neutral patrols. After the US declared war on Japan, NEW YORK operated in North Africa (Operation 'Torch') and spent time protecting the North Atlantic and Mediterranean convoys.
In 1945 NEW YORK transferred to the Pacific Fleet, and participated in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. During the battle, the NEW YORK received minor damage in a kamikaze attack. After the war NEW YORK took part in Operation 'Magic Carpet', the repatriation of US military personnel from overseas theatres of war. In 1946 NEW YORK was used in Operation 'Crossroads' as a target for atomic tests, remaining afloat but was eventually sunk in 1948 following use in target practice by other navy ships and aircraft.

Length: 246.5mm   Beam: 49.8mm  
Total Parts    480+
Photo Etched Parts, 10 sprues and deck part

-hull split into two parts 
-Deck wood pattern finely rendered
-Contains display stand and engraved name plate 
-Photo-Etched parts included

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