Friday, February 14

Hobbyboss' February releases - three tanks and an Intruder...

Hobbyboss continue down and expected path with this month’s releases – from a modern Swedish tank, to a Renault from France and an obscure tank from the soviets in WWII there is also an “E” model intruder in this month’s preview…

 Hobbyboss' February 2014 New Items

The Stridsfordon 90 is a family of Swedish tracked combat vehicles designed by FMV, Hägglunds and Bofors in mid-1980s to early 1990s. Export version with a 30 mm Bushmaster II autocannon. The CV90-30 was adopted by Norway, Switzerland and Finland. The Norwegian CV9030N are generally known as the CV90 Mk I while the more advanced Finnish CV9030FIN and Swiss CV9030CH vehicles are known as the CV90 MK II. The CV90 MK II is also available as CV9030 COM - Command & Control Vehicle.
Model Details
Item No              83822
Item Name         CV90-30 MK I IFV
Scale      1:35
Model Dimension        Length: 190mm   Width: 93mm
Total Plastic Parts        710+
Total Sprues     17 sprues, upper hull, lower hull and turret
Photo Etched Sheet: 1
The kit consists of over 710 parts
-  Multi-directional slide moulded turret, upper hull & lower hull
- 180 individual tracks links

The Renault R35, was a French light infantry tank of the Second World War. Designed from 1933 and produced from 1936, the type was intended as a light infantry support tank, equipping autonomous tank battalions that would be allocated to individual infantry divisions to assist them in executing offensive operations. To this end it was relatively well-armoured but slow and lacking a good antitank-capacity because of it’s small calibre short 37 mm gun. 
At the outbreak of the war, the antitank-role was more emphasized leading to the development and eventual production from April 1940 of a subtype with a more powerful longer gun, the Renault R40. It was planned to shift new production capacity to the manufacture of other, faster, types, but due to the defeat of France the R35/40 remained the most numerous French tank of the war, about 1685 vehicles having been produced in June 1940. At that moment it had also been exported to Poland, Romania, Turkey and Yugoslavia. For the remainder of the war Germany and its allies would use captured vehicles, some of them rebuilt into tank destroyers.
Model Features:
Item No              83806
Item Name         French R35 Light Infantry Tank
Scale      1:35
Model Dimensions:    Length: 120mm   Width: 55.3 mm
Total Plastic Parts        420+
Total Sprues     8 sprues and hull
Photo Etched Sheet: 1
The kit consists of over 420 parts
-  Multi-directional slide moulded lower hull w/fine detail
- Photo-etched parts included

The Grumman A-6 Intruder was designed as the replacement of the A-1 Skyraider. It’s the first all-weather attack aircraft of the US Navy. The aircraft were called as the A2F before 1962 and got the new name, the A-6 Intruder, in service. The outstanding all-weather capability soon made the A-6 the main strike force of the Navy and Marines, and devoted into the Vietnam War.
The A-6E is the last production type of the Intruder family. They were developed for the strike missions. New AN/APQ-148 radar replaced the old version and the DIANE system was replaced by the latest computer system then available. In the late 1970s the new navigation system called CAINS were fitted to the A-6E. The CAINS A-6E can be distinguished by the extra air scoop on top of the fuselage near the vertical stabilizer.
Model Features:
Item No              81709
Item Name         A-6E Intruder
Scale      1:48
Model Dimension        Length: 348mm   Wingspan:336.5 mm
Total Plastic Parts        510+
Total Sprues     16 sprues
Metal undercarriage Parts     
Photo Etched Sheet: 1
The kit consists of over 510 parts
-Detailed fuselage&wing w/accurate design
-Detailed cockpit
-metal undercarriage
-photo etched parts included

From July 1941, the soviet factories began producing the Soviet T-40S. The rear of the vehicle body by a flat piece of armour plates (no sag to install propeller propulsion for wading), front and side body armour enhancements to 15mm, turret front and side reinforced to 20mm. This design is informally known as "030" or T-30.
From September 1941, a number of T-30 tanks equipped with ShVAK 20mm automatic cannon (containing 750 rounds), this was the last kind of development of this model.
Model Features:
Item No              83824
Item Name         Soviet T-30S Light Tank
Scale      1:35
Model Dimensions:  Length: 110mm   Width: 65.5mm
Total Plastic Parts        300+
Total Sprues     14 sprues and lower hull
Photo Etched Sheet: 1
The kit consists of over 300 parts
-  Multi-directional slide moulded turret & lower hull
-  Photo-etched parts included
- 182 individual tracks links

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