Tuesday, April 17

New products for April from Hobbyboss - A Skyhawk, a flying boat, & a Russian missile launcher with a telephone number for a name...

Like he said /\/\/\/\  - a diverse lot from Hobbyboss in April with sprues, colours, decals and boxart in our preview...

New products for April from Hobbyboss

USS PHM of Pegasus Class
Model:# 82006
1:200th scale
The Pegasus-class hydrofoils were a series of fast attack patrol boats employed by the U.S. Navy. They were in service from 1977 through 1993. These hydrofoils carried the designation "PHM" for "Patrol, Hydrofoil, Missile." 

Colours of the kit
The Pegasus class vessels were originally intended for NATO operations in the North Sea and Baltic Sea. Subsequently, participation by other NATO navies, including Germany and Italy, ceased and the U.S. Navy proceeded to procure six PHMs, which were highly successful in conducting coastal operations, such as narcotics interdiction and coastal patrol, in the Caribbean basin.
Model Dimensions: Length: 203.9mm Beam: 71.4mm 
Total Sprues 6 sprues, lower hull, deck and superstructure
Photo-Etched Parts 1
Lower hull & superstructure made from multi-directional slide moulds.
- Contains display stand and engraved nameplate 
- Photo-etched parts included



A-4M Skyhawk
Model:81766
1:48th scale
The A-4 Skyhawk was designed by Douglas in response to a U.S. Navy call for a jet-powered attack aircraft to replace the older A-1 Skyraider. Douglas opted for a design that would minimize its size, weight, and complexity. The result was an aircraft that weighed only half of the Navy's weight specification. It had a wing so compact that it did not need to be folded for carrier stowage.
Colours of the kit
A-4M: Dedicated Marine version with improved avionics and more powerful J52-P-408a engine with 11,200 lbf (50 kN) thrust, enlarged cockpit, IFF system. Later fitted with Hughes AN/ASB-19 Angle Rate Bombing System (ARBS) with TV and laser spot tracker, 158 built.
Model Dimensions:  Length: 274mm Wingspan: 174mm 
Total Sprues 10 sprues
the kit consists of over 320 parts, includes clear parts for the canopy. 



Russian BAZ-64022 with 5P85TE2 TEL S-400
Model:85517
1:35th scale
The S-400 Triumph (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler), previously known as S-300PMU-3, is an anti-aircraft weapon system developed by Russia's Almaz Central Design Bureau in the 1990s as an upgrade of the S-300 family. It has been in service with the Russian Armed Forces since 2007.

Colours of the kit
The development of the S-400 system began in the late 1990s. The system was formally announced by the Russian Air Force in January 1999. On 12 February 1999, the first tests were performed at Kapustin Yar inAstrakhanwhich were reported successful. As a result of this, the S-400 was scheduled for deployment in the Russian army in 2001.
The completion of the project was announced in February 2004. In April, a ballistic missile was intercepted in a test of the upgraded 48N6DM interceptor missile. Officially accepted for service in 2007.
Model Dimensions: Length: 437mm Width:113.2 mm 
Total Plastic Parts 900+
Total Sprues 24 sprues, cab and tires
Metal Parts copper cable
Photo-Etched Parts 
> Full drive train assembly complete with engine transmission, differential housing and suspension units.
> The main tires are hollow rubber with a very good tread pattern 
> Wheel hubs are in great details 
> The windshield and side windows are made from transparent plastic supplied.
All three of these kits should now be in your local hobby shop. Check out more information on Hobbyboss' kits on their website