Monday, July 30

Trumpeter's August new releases - Russian armour, a US tip truck & the "Shitty Kitty" (not our nickname) in our preview

Trumpeter has four new kits on the way in August. Now we have some admittedly pretty poor) sprue shots from them we can show you a little more of what is in the kits. See the sprues, photo-etch, art, decals and everything else in the boxes in our Trumpeter new item preview...


Trumpeter’s August 2018 releases…

M1120 Heavy Duty High Mobility Tactical Truck (Material Carrying System) 
Kit #01053
1/35th scale
Oshkosh Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) is an 8 x 8 diesel off-road tactical truck used by the US Army. Nicknamed Dragon Wagon, the HEMTT first went into service with the US Army in 1985, replacing the M520 Goer trucks. More than 13,000 HEMTTs are in service today.
The key mission of the HEMTT is to offer heavy transport capabilities for resupply of combat vehicles and weapon systems. The huge payload capacity and off-road capabilities make it a key logistics player. The M1120 A2 load handling system (LHS) variant is equipped with an Oshkosh Multilift load handling system, which can lift and transport a payload of up to 11t. It is 32.7 ft long.
Length: 307.5mm Width: 103.5mm   
Total number of parts 620+
Metal tube
Etched parts
Total number 20 sprues, cab and tires
-Full multi-directional slide-moulded cab
-Full drive train assembly complete with engine transmission, differential housing and -suspension units. 
-main tires are hollow rubber with a very good tread pattern 
-windshield and side windows



Russia T-72B3 main battle tank Mod.2016
Kit #09561
1/35th scale
One of the T-72B upgrades, codenamed Rogatka. First exhibited at the 2006 Russian Arms Expo, it is equipped with a new fire control system, including a gunner's perimeter sight line, Nakidka defense system, refit the new 2a46m-5 125mm main gun, muzzle belt The laser reference unit, the v-92s2 1000-horsepower diesel engine and the new third-generation explosion-reaction armor, is said to be twice as effective as the "contact 5".
Length: 289 mm Width: 108mm 
Metal Copper cable
Etched parts 3 pcs
Total number of 31 sprues, lower hull and turret
The kit consists of over 1400 parts 
>multi-slide moulded turret and lower hull 
>188 individual tracks links 
>Etched Photo parts included



US Navy "Kitty Hawk" aircraft carrier CV-63
Kit #06714
1:700th scale
The Xiaoying aircraft carrier, formerly numbered CVA-63, is the first ship of the Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier. It is designed with traditional power and is the last retired traditional power aircraft carrier of the US Navy. Since then, the US Navy aircraft carrier has achieved full nuclear power.

The warship was built by the New York Shipbuilding Company. The project began in 1956, was launched in 1960, and served in 1961.
The ship went to the Persian Gulf to attack Iraq in 1992. On March 2, 1999, Kitty Hawk participated in the Guam military exercise and was ordered to travel to the Persian Gulf to carry out air patrol missions in the “no-fly zone” in southern Iraq. In February 2003, he went to the Gulf region to participate in the Iraq war. In January 2009, the Kitty Hawk officially retired from the military port of Bremerton, Washington.
Length: 467.6mm Beam: 122.8mm 
Total number of parts 630+
Etched parts
Total number of  25 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: 
   E2C, EA-6B, SH-60, F-18F 
-Complete ship and aircraft decal sets



2S23 "Nona"-SVK 120mm self-propelled howitzer
Kit #09559
1/35th scale
2S23 was named "Nona"-SVK by NATO. The car used the ready-made 2S9 "Nona" turret in the 1990s and improved the 2A51 to evolve into a new 2A60 120mm line distressed assault gun, 4 crew. The firepower supports wheeled vehicles.
Length: 220mm Width: 82.9mm   
Metal Copper cable
Etched parts
Total number of 19 sprues, upper hull, lower hull, turret and tires 
The kit consists of over 550 parts 
-multi-slide moulded turret, lower hull&upper hull 
-rubber tires 
-photo-etched parts included

These and all other kits from Trumpeter will be available this coming month through their Distributors Worldwide