Friday, June 13

Trumpeter’s June releases – pretty Frigate nice….

Trumpeter has some nice kits sure to be popular this month. The final Skyraider of their line up in 32nd scale, a German Zwilling flak gun, a Russian TOS-1A Multiple Rocket Launcher and a Duke class Frigate from the Royal navy are sure to get a few clickin’…..

Trumpeter’s June releases..

1:350th scale HMS TYPE 23 Frigate – Monmouth (F235)
The Type 23 frigate is a class of frigate serving with the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. All the ships are named after British Dukes, thus the class is also known as the Duke class. The first Type 23 was commissioned in 1989, and the sixteenth, HMS St Albans was launched in May 2000 and commissioned in June 2002. The combination of Merlin helicopters with their advanced anti-submarine equipment, and Sonar 2087, has according to the Royal Navy, re-affirmed its reputation as a leader in anti-submarine warfare.
       HMS Monmouth is the sixth Type 23 frigate of the Royal Navy. She is the seventh ship to bear the name and was launched by Lady Eaton in 1991, being commissioned two years later.
Item No              04547
Scale      1:350
Model Brief        Length: 380mm   Beam: 46.8mm
Total Parts         400+
Photo Etched Parts     1 piece
Total Sprues     11 sprues , hull and deck
The kit consists of over 400 parts
-  Detailed  hull  w/accurate design
-  1 EH-101 helicopters with fine details included.
-  photo-etched frets for antenna etc.

1/35th Russian TOS-1A Multiple Rocket Launcher
TOS-1 is a Soviet 220mm 24-barrel (Ob.634B or TOS-1A) multiple rocket launcher and thermobaric weapon mounted on a T-72 tank chassis. TOS-1 was designed for defeating enemy personnel in fortifications, in open country, and in lightly armoured vehicles and transport. First combat tests took place in 1988-1989 in the Panjshir Valley during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. The TOS-1 was shown for the first time in public in 1999 in Omsk.
Item No: 05582
Scale      1:35
Length: 289mm   Width: 108mm
Total Parts         1000+
Metal Parts        brass wire
Photo Etched Parts     2 pcs
Total Sprues     27 sprues , lower hull and launcher
The kit consists of over 1000 parts
>the kit w/refined detail
>multi-slide moulded hull
>188 individual tracks links
The test kit in action..

German 37mm Flak 43 Zwilling
The new 3.7 cm Flak 43 was a dramatic improvement over the older models. With a new gas-operated breech improved the practical firing rate to 150 RPM, while at the same time dropping in weight to 1,250 kg in combat set up, and mere 2,000 kg in transport. The barrel was shortened to 89 calibres. It was also produced in a twin-gun mount, the 3.7 cm Flakzwilling 43, although this version was considered somewhat unwieldy and top-heavy.  Large-scale production did not start until 1944 and about 7,216 were produced by end of the war (Zwillings included, each counted as two guns).
Model Brief    Item No              02347
Scale      1:35
Length: 160mm   Width: 99mm
Total Parts         150+
Photo Etched Parts     1 piece
Total Sprues     7 sprues
The kit consists of over 150 parts ,includes a piece of Photo
- Details finely represented by newly tooled parts

1/32nd scale A-1J AD-7 Skyraider

The Douglas A-1 Skyradier was designed as the new generation torpedo/bomber but entered service too late to enter the Second World War. The Navy used the Skyradier as a new attacker for the outstanding performance in the strike missions and long loiter time over target. The A-1J was the final production version of the Skyradier family, they were powered by a new R-3350-26WB engine and with structural improvements to increase wing fatigue life, some extra antennas were added on the fuselage. Some 2 aircraft were built. 

Item No: 02254
Item Name         A-1J AD-7 Skyraider
Scale      1:32
Model Brief        Length:369mm   Wingspan:476.9 mm
Total Parts         600+
Photo Etched Parts     1 piece
Total Sprues     19 sprues and tires

Model features:
-Finely detailed engine.
-Finely detailed gear cabin
-Finely detailed cockpit
- Newly tooled wings accurately represent real ones
- Optional position flaps
- Extensive external bomb load
- Wings can be folded
-Photo-etched parts for harness & interior details

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