Tuesday, December 17

The cruel lady – MENG’s new Achzarit in a built up preview

..based on the Soviet-built T-54/T-55 tanks captured from Arab armies during the Arab-Israeli wars. The IDF’s Achzarit APC is their latest kit in the works. Researched in conjunction with the people from Desert Eagle this looks like it will be an accurate and well-designed kit.

The Achzarit heavy Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), which has the same protection as a main battle tank, is a unique IDF solution for maintaining soldiers’ fighting capability in urban combats. The Achzarit is based on the captured Soviet-built T-55 tank. Its turret was removed and the chassis modified for troop carriage by adding a troop compartment. Armour protection was strengthened. A weapons station against light armoured targets and soft targets was installed on the top of the vehicle. A more powerful engine was also installed for better maneuverability. Since 1980s, the Achzarit has always been deployed to the most dangerous zones. Its excellent performance in the battles makes it a reliable “warhorse” for the Israeli soldiers.
This 1/35 scale Israel Heavy Armoured Personnel Carrier Achzarit Early plastic model kit perfectly replicates this tank-based heavy APC. Periscopes and lights are provided with clear parts. All hatches can be built either open or closed. All grilles/louvers of the engine compartment are presented in precision PE parts. One-piece TPE tracks are easy to assemble. An Achzarit heavy APC model with T-55 MBT road wheels can be made. 
This 1/35 scale SS-003 Israel Heavy Armoured Personnel Carrier Achzarit Early kit consists of 242 parts on 10 sprues, 1 PE fret and 2 TPE tracks. It provides decals and paint schemes for three units. As previous MENG’s Israeli model kits, this kit is also supported by Desert Eagle Publishing’s most authoritative reference material. MENG’s team not only focus on accuracy and details of the model, but also optimize the building process.Total length: 226mm    Width: 110mm
This Is A Perfect Model Of This Israeli IFV Which Is Based On A Soviet T-55 MBT Chassis.
The Beautiful Large Angle Front Amour Is Realistically Represented. One-Piece Lights Are Fine And Precise.
A Large Number Of Rivets On Side Armours Are Reproduced As Real Things.
The Protection Fences Are Provided As PE Parts To Make The Model More Realistic.
The Precise Machine Gun Station Can Achieve Elevation And Traverse Movement.
There Are A Lot Of Details On The Top Armour. All Hatches Can Be Modeled Open Or Closed.
Numerous Details Of The Engine Compartment Are Realistically Replicated. The Exhaust Grille Is Provided As PE Parts.
A Painting Mask Is Included.
This Kit Consists Of Yellow And Clear Sprues, As Well As A Pair Of TPE Tracks, A Decal Sheet And A PE Fret.
The colours chemes...

More on this kit as it comes to market - until then you can always find more on MENG's Website and Facebook pages..